Richie Barker has today been appointed as Karl Robinson’s assistant at MK Dons.
Dons boss of almost 4 seasons, Robinson is now onto his fourth number 2 after the unsuccessful appointment of Mick Harford, that lasted just one season, and Gary Waddock.
Two weeks ago tomorrow (Saturday) former Wycombe, Aldershot and QPR boss Gary Waddock left his post as Robinson’s right-hand man to take over at league 2 promotion chasers Oxford United.
Barker, fresh from his Portsmouth firing earlier in the week, was quick to secure his place back in football, taking a short term deal after spells in charge of Bury and Crawley preceded his 20-game Pompey reign.
Providing all goes well, one can assume that the 38 year old will take the role full time as Karl Robinson seeks for a long-term, successful replacement to Waddock.
Barker will be in the dugout for MK Dons’ visit of league leaders Wolves on Saturday.