Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson resigns following poor run of form

Thu, Dec 31 2020
Fir Park - home to Motherwell football club

Fir Park - home to Motherwell football club Credit: Macdara Ferris (ETPhotos)

Scottish outfit Motherwell have confirmed the resignation of their manager Stephen Robinson after almost four years in charge.

Robinson stepped down after Wednesday night’s 0-2 defeat at home to Kilmarnock, leaving The Well struggling in 10th place just two points off the bottom. 

During Robinson’s tenure Motherwell experienced some great highs. The former Northern Ireland international guided The Well to the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup finals in his first full season in charge, losing to Celtic on both occasions.

Last season Motherwell finished third in the league, earning a Europa League Qualifying place. They beat Glentoran and Coleraine before exiting at the hands of Hapoel Beer Sheva. 

Robinson will be remembered for clearing the clubs debts, as well as unearthing some young talent who could be sold on for a sizeable fee, including the club record £3.25 million sale of David Turnbull to Celtic last summer. 

The Lisburn native thanked the club for their support throughout his time. 

“I now feel it is the time for someone to take the club forward as I feel I have taken it as far as I can,” he told club's media team.

Motherwell chairman Jim McMahon added “I thank Stephen for everything he has done for the club, his success in player development and sales has ensured this club is in a strong financial position.” 

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