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Karl and Richie sign new deals

20 July 2015

Manager Karl Robinson and Head of Coaching Richie Barker have both signed new and improved contracts with MK Dons.

Robinson and Barker led the Dons to their first-ever promotion to the Sky Bet Championship in 2014/15 after securing a second-place finish in League 1.

“I’m ecstatic to be able to sign a third deal with this Football Club,” Robinson told mkdons.com after penning his new deal.

“I can’t thank the Chairman enough for the support he’s given me over the five years. In certain seasons I imagine it was difficult for him to keep faith in our style. Everything I’ve achieved so far in my managerial career has been down to the support he’s given me.

“I’ve also had fantastic support from Richie, as well all the backroom staff here at the Club. What we’ve achieved is a testament to everyone’s hard work and not just me - the staff here are incredibly talented and I felt it was important we stuck together and all enjoy this new season.”

, having taken over as manager in May 2010. The Liverpudlian, currently English football’s third-longest serving boss, has overseen 275 matches to date, with a win percentage of 47%.mkstadiumThis coming campaign will be Robinson’s sixth season in charge at

Barker, meanwhile, was appointed Head of Coaching at the Dons in May 2014 following a short spell working alongside Robinson in an advisory role during the latter part of the 2013/14 campaign.

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