KARL Robinson could go all the way to the top of the managerial ladder, according to his assistant John Gorman.
The 30-year-old is shortlisted for the League 1 manager of the month award for August and was subject to interest from bigger clubs in the summer who hoped to take him away from Dons.
And Gorman is confident that the manager is good enough to manage at the highest level, but insists they are both looking no further than stadfium:mk and promotion to the Championship.
“With help from everybody, he can go a long way,” said Gorman. “But the most important thing is for him to do it here, rather than with someone else.
“We really need to get up into the Championship. It’s no good saying we’re doing well at the moment because it doesn’t mean anything.
“He can get excited at times, but he also does listen and he’s matured an awful lot this year.
“Karl has had a nice bit of publicity, and rightly so. We’re getting good publicity because the style of football deserves it. I’m proud to be a part of it.
“We can’t be getting too big headed though. We must remain humble and get the results that we need. And I try and keep his feet on the ground.”
Dons remain unbeaten in six League 1 games so far this season, and can boast a Premier League scalp in the Carling Cup too. But even with them sitting pretty at the top of the table, Gorman has warned the players and fans not to get too carried away, with the season still in its infancy.
But he has likened the start to that of last season’s title winners Brighton & Hove Albion who led the division from start to finish after bursting out of the blocks.
And ahead of Saturday’s trip to Sheffield Wednesday – one of the pre-season favourites to achieve promotion – Gorman insisted the club could ‘do a Brighton’.
He said; “It’s a long season, but there can be teams like Brighton who virtually went the season as untouchable. We were one of the few teams to beat them, but they just kept on winning games.
“They got themselves into an unstoppable position. We admire them and would love to do that.”