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Mark Robinson named new head coach by Burton Albion

Written by on June 4, 2024

Robinson said he was “extremely proud to have been given this opportunity” and was “excited” by the new owners’ plans for the club.

“I want to create a team that is enjoyable to watch, aggressive, and energetic, one that the fans and town feel they can really get behind and be proud to represent them,” he told the club website.

“We want to combine the team’s success with the development of young players, something that I have been committed to throughout the last two decades as a coach.”

Robinson will take over a Burton side that finished 20th in the third tier, just two points clear of the drop zone.

The relegation near miss came after years of battling campaigns to avoid the drop.

Dino Maamria steered them to safety in 2022-23 after working as assistant to former Netherlands and Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who returned for a second spell at Burton in January 2021 and helped them stay up after taking the job when they were bottom of the table.

Robinson, a former Fulham youth player who had his career on the pitch curtailed by injuries, moved into coaching with Wimbledon in 2004 and helped establish their academy.

He filled various roles during 18 years with the Dons before stepping up to take charge of the first team after the sacking of Glyn Hodges in January 2021. He took charge for 70 games, with 18 wins, 29 losses and 23 draws.

Robinson will be joined at Burton by Tom Hounsell, who leaves Fulham’s academy to take up the assistant head coach role at the Brewers.

Strength and conditioning coach Elliott Axtell also joins Burton’s backroom staff from Chelsea’s development squad.

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