Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson is a candidate for managerial vacancies at English Championship clubs Barnsley and Millwall reportedly (Scottish Daily Mail, backpage/76, 09/10/19).

The Northern Irishman has the Well in third place after eight Premiership games following an excellent start to the season.

He’s got Motherwell flying. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

In his first full season at the club, the 44-year-old guided Motherwell to two cup finals, which is a brilliant achievement for a team the size of the Steelmen.

His achievements have reportedly alerted Barnsley and Millwall.


Why Barnsley and Millwall reportedly want Robinson

Both Championship clubs are without a boss at this time. Daniel Stendel left the Tykes this week and Neil Harris departed the Den recently too.

Harris left Millwall after a lengthy association with the club. (Photo by Ben Early/Getty Images)

Yorkshire club Barnsley are targeting a very specific type of manager according to the report and Robinson fits the bill.

They want someone who is renowned for giving youngsters a chance and who can play high pressing football, both of which are key characteristics of  Robinson’s Well side.

Millwall have been made aware of Robinson due to his achievements on a small budget at Fir Park.

Getting the most out of what he has. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He isn’t their first choice though, with the likes ex-Lions defender Kevin Muscat, Garry Rowett, Forest Green Rovers boss Mark Cooper and former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane all reported candidates.

After such a strong start to the season, the Northern Irishman was always going to attract interest from bigger clubs. The Well will just hope that any interest doesn’t become something serious.

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