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Robbo excited by Barker appointment

21 May 2014

Karl Robinson believes he and Richie Barker will be able to hit the ground running, having already worked with the latter towards the back end of last season.

The Dons boss brought in Barker to assist him following the departure of Gary Waddock to Oxford United at the end of March, and the 38-year-old became the Club’s head of coaching on a permanent basis on Tuesday.
Robinson said: “It helped having the last six games of the season to get to know him and how we each work.

“We’ve got some interesting things to implement that he has used at other football clubs and we want to learn from each other.

“We’ll start the season in a better frame of mind than we have in the last two seasons.

“We know what roles we need to do, and it gives us extra time to get things sorted. We’re so excited about the forthcoming season.
.here Watch Richie's interview about his permanent role at MK Dons 

“Over the last few years, everyone has tipped Richie to become one of the best young English managers in the country, so we have a very young backroom staff. I’m very excited by it.”


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