According to the Daily Record, Doncaster Rovers have put Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson on their shortlist of potential new managers.

The League One club are on the hunt for a new boss after manager Grant McCann left to become Hull City boss. The Record claims Robinson is one a few names being considered for the League One role.

Robinson is reportedly in the frame for the Doncaster job. (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Well’s current boss has been successful with the Steelmen, bringing in a host of fresh young talent and taking the club to two cup finals.

Here me out. Under no circumstances do I want Motherwell to lose their boss or for him to go, however, this may be a good opportunity for him.

A Robinson Motherwell departure isn’t ideal, but Doncaster makes sense for him

Robinson is doing a decent job at Fir Park and is well respected both by the fanbase and the club.

Robinson is doing a fine job in North Lanarkshire. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

His biggest attribute is his ability to bring in young talent from the academy to the first team. David Turnbull, Jake Hastie, Allan Campbell and James Scott are just a few names to have featured for the Well’s first team last season, having been brought up in the academy.

That’s not even including rising talents Adam Livingstone, Jamie Semple and Reece McAlear coming through the ranks. With eight months left on his current Well deal though, you have to question whether this is a good move for Robinson.

It would be a big blow if he did go, but what more can he do? There’s only so much you can achieve realistically at Motherwell on the pitch. Sure he’s doing a great job with the youth but that only goes so far.

Youth work only gets you so far ambition wise. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He’s an ambitious guy. Does he want to be at Motherwell, fighting for a sixth place finish most years and hoping for a cup run every season? Probably not.

At Doncaster he’d double his wages and be put back on the English market after a horror Oldham spell. If he does well, Championship teams may even be interested. Rovers wouldn’t be a massive step up from the Well, but it’d be a start to moving to bigger things.

Robinson has worked wonders at times for the Well, but this an opportunity that he may not want to pass up on. One really bad run of games at Fir Park and his managerial career is in tatters potentially.

Robinson has to think long-term. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

A move down south provides him with long-term stability. As much as I would hate to see him go, Robinson couldn’t be faulted if he took the decision to jump ship.

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