Keith Andrews has today left his position as first-team coach at MK Dons.
He supported Karl Robinson and Richie Barker during the Club’s first season in the Sky Bet Championship but leaves Milton Keynes to continue his development as a coach.
Andrews told mkdons.com: “It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing my departure as first-team coach with immediate effect. It has been a very tough decision but one that ultimately I believe will benefit me in the long term.
“This is a club I have a lot of affection for and was delighted to be able to make the transition from a player to a coach. It has been the best place for me to learn my trade as an up and coming coach.
“I would like to place on record my appreciation to the chairman and Karl for the opportunity they have given me and hopefully I have vindicated their decision.
“I would also like to thank the fans, who I have always had a wonderful relationship with, for their continuous support.
“My decision to leave isn’t to take up a role elsewhere but to continue my development and education within football.
“As ever, I will be very much keeping a close eye on our results and wish everybody the best of luck for the coming season.
“Thanks a million – again!”
Manager Karl Robinson told mkdons.com: “I want to thank Keith for his hard work and dedication to the cause initially as a player last season, the transition from player to coach and as a coach.
“It’s been great for everyone at the Football Club to utilise Keith’s vast knowledge and he’s been remarkable for the development of the young players.
“As a friend and as a manager, I totally understand Keith’s next step in his development – I know our paths will cross again.”
The Club would like to thank Keith for his efforts and wish him every success for the future.