Nottingham Forest link 'honour' for Karl Robinson

Karl Robinson
Robinson has worked as a coach at Liverpool and Blackburn

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson has said he is "honoured" to be linked to the Nottingham Forest managerial vacancy, but is committed to the Dons.

The 30-year-old, who is the Football League's youngest manager, was an early favourite to replace Steve McClaren at the City Ground.

He told BBC Three Counties Radio: "It's a massive club with tremendous history and tradition with European Cups.

"It was an honour to be associated with the likes of Nottingham Forest."

He added: "Maybe I'll look back and think one day 'at least I was good enough to be linked with a club like that'."

Robinson led the Dons to a League One play-off semi-final last term, his first full season in charge, and the Buckinghamshire side currently sit in second place.

But he has shown his commitment to the club, claiming he would not desert Stadium MK in September last year and then agreeing a new three-year deal in April.

"I've made a few promises to the fans, players and chairman that I've got a job to do here," he explained.

"My focus has not switched from that and it will not for a long time.

"The club's ambition has got to match mine and I'm sure it will.

"There's very few clubs that could tempt me right now, I'm still learning my trade, I'll be a better manager in two or three years' time.

"As for this club, everybody knows I want to be in the Premier League and I want to do it with Milton Keynes Dons."