Motherwell appoint Steve Robinson as assistant manager

Steve Robinson
Robinson takes over from Kenny Black as Motherwell assistant manager

Motherwell have appointed former Northern Ireland midfielder Steve Robinson as their new assistant manager.

Robinson, 40, joins Ian Baraclough's backroom team following the recent departure of Kenny Black.

After starting his career at Tottenham Hotspur, Robinson played for five other clubs in England, with his longest spells at Bournemouth and Luton.

He will continue his coaching role with Northern Ireland whilst at Well.

The Steelmen, who are second bottom of the Scottish Premiership and six points clear of Ross County, visit the Dingwall side on Saturday.

And Robinson, who will join up with Motherwell on Monday, told the club website:external-link "It is a really exciting prospect and as soon as I spoke to Ian, I was absolutely desperate to get involved.

"I've only heard great things about the club. Obviously, the first challenge is to try and ensure we push ourselves up the table as quickly as possible and I will do everything I can to assist in that target.

Motherwell manager Ian Baraclough
Baraclough took over at Motherwell in December

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Irish FA, thank them for all they have done for me and look forward to continuing to work with senior squad in the coming months and years."

Prior to his involvement with Michael O'Neill's Northern Ireland squad, Robinson coached the national age-grade sides in his homeland.

"Steve is a fantastic coach and we are absolutely delighted to have him on board," added Baraclough.

"When I was between jobs I took it upon myself to watch as many different sessions as I could and was hugely impressed the times I watched Steve in action. He's a very modern, forward-thinking coach and I am sure the lads will love working with him.

"I've also had some excellent feedback from a number of people in the game, he came very highly recommended from every single person I spoke with.

"Not only does he put on a great session, he is very tactically aware and very good at working with young players too, which is essential in the new model and refocused strategy we have at the club."

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