Former Northern Ireland international appointed new Motherwell boss

Former Northern Ireland international appointed new Motherwell boss
Michael O'Neill and Stephen Robinson (left). Pic: Sportsfile

Motherwell have announced the appointment of former Northern Ireland international Stephen Robinson as their new boss.

The 43-year-old had been looking after the team on a temporary basis following the dismissal of Mark McGhee at the end of last month.

Robinson told Motherwell's official website: "I am absolutely delighted and proud to lead this football club, a club with a rich history in the Scottish game."

He had led Motherwell to victory at Kilmarnock in his first game in interim charge but Saturday's defeat at Aberdeen left them third from bottom of the Scottish Premiership.

After a playing career chiefly involving spells at Bournemouth and Luton as well as seven international caps, Robinson moved into coaching with the Irish FA.

He coached at junior levels before stepping up to the senior squad and assisting national team boss Michael O'Neill as they qualified and reached the last 16 of Euro 2016.

More in this Section

Nowhere to hide for Pogba after penalty gaffeNowhere to hide for Pogba after penalty gaffe

Dubs’ Rowe determined to break Rebel heartsDubs’ Rowe determined to break Rebel hearts

Hogan can bounce backHogan can bounce back

The outside influence that helped Tipp to Promised LandThe outside influence that helped Tipp to Promised Land


Lifestyle

We take a trip down memory lane and check out what happened on this day in years gone by by looking back at some Irish Examiner front pages and highlighting other events which went down in history across the world.August 20, 2019: A look back at what happened on this day in years gone by

More From The Irish Examiner