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MARK
ROBINS

Mark Robins was formerly manager of Scunthorpe United having been appointed on October 13, 2014.

It was with Rotherham where Robins would begin his coaching career in June 2000 as a player and subsequently as assistant manager, under manager Alan Knill. Robins then became caretaker manager after Knill's departure in March 2007. After a spell of three wins in six games while in charge as caretaker, and moving the club off the bottom of League One, Robins was then confirmed at the club's new manager. He was named manager of the month in November 2007.

Robins achieved remarkable success in the 2008/09 season as he guided Rotherham to a 14th place finish after the club began the season with a 17 point deficit. Rotherham would have finished 5th in the league without this deduction. Robins won manager of the month in August 2008.

Before joining Barnsley, Robins left Rotherham with the side top of League Two. He was appointed manager on September 9, 2009.

Robins enjoyed success during his time with Barnsley, guiding the club to safety, having taken charge when they were bottom of the table looking likely candidates for relegation after his first game. Robins then took The Tykes nine points clear of the relegation zone with a run of eight games unbeaten in the league, before ending the season four places above safety in 09/10.

He then improved the club's league position as well as points total the following campaign, all on a limited budget. It was at the end of the 2010/11 season when Robins and Barnsley parted company.

Before his appointment at the Richo, Robins had a consultancy role with the Premier League, working on their Player Performance Plan structure. He later joined Huddersfield during the 2012/13 season and went onto secure their Championship status for the following campaign.

He later joined Scunthorpe into the 2014/15 campaign.

As a player, Robins honours include The FA Cup in 1990, FA Charity Shield in 1990, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1991, UEFA Super Cup in 1991 and The Football League Cup in 1997.

He played a very important part in winning the FA Cup for Manchester United in 1990 which was the first trophy of Sir Alex Ferguson's reign at the club.

Robins left Manchester United for Norwich City for a fee of £800,000. He played an important role in some of the club's greatest successes.

His first game for the club saw Robins score two goals as Norwich defeated Arsenal at Highbury on the opening day of the first ever Premier League season. He also helped them qualify for the UEFA Cup in the 1992/93 season, in which Norwich finished third.

In 1994-95, he joined Leicester City, where he helped the club win promotion back to the Premier League via the playoffs in 1995-96, and win the League Cup in 1996-97, where they finished ninth in the Premier League.

Robins also played for F.C. Copenhagen, Reading F.C., CD Ourense, Panionios, Manchester City, Walsall, Rotherham United, Bristol City, Sheffield Wednesday and Burton Albion.

He is also a graduate of the LMA's Certificate of Applied Management at Warwick University.

Honours (4)
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    • Scunthorpe United:
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League One, (31/10/2015)
    • Coventry City:
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League One, (2012-12-01)
    • Rotherham United:
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League Two, (2008-08-01)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League Two, (2007-11-01)
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