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Key Oxford United figure emerges on radar of Scottish Premiership side

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Oxford United‘s Karl Robinson has emerged as a contender for the vacant managerial role with Scottish Premiership side Hibernian, according to The Daily Record.

Robinson took charge of Oxford back in 2018, after previous spells in the dugout at MK Dons and Charlton Athletic.

Since arriving at The Kassam Stadium, Robinson has twice led Oxford to the League One play-offs, and finished eighth in the third-tier standings during the 2021/22 campaign.

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Now it seems as though the 41-year-old’s efforts are starting to attract attention from north of the border.

According to this latest update, Hibernian are interested in the possible appointment of Robinson, to take charge at Easter Road.

Hibs have been looking for a new manager since sacking Shaun Maloney back in April, with Jack Ross having also been dismissed by the club earlier in the campaign.

Intervies for a new managerial appointment at Hibernian are expected to begin this week.

As things stand, there are just over two years remaining on Robinson’s contract with Oxford, securing his future at the Kassam Stadium until the end of the 2023/24 season.

The Verdict

It is perhaps no great surprise that Robinson is starting to attract this sort of interest.

The 41-year-old has done a solid job at Oxford at a time when there have been a number of very strong teams in League One, so it has not been easy to keep them as competitive as he has done.

But having been there for so several years now while doing that, it does seem as though Robinson is a manager with the potential to bring long term stability to a club.

That will obviously be appealing to the likes of Hibernian, but with so long remaining on his Oxford contract, it may not be easy for them to secure this appointment, even if they decide they want to do so.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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