Robbo coy on Blackpool link

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KARL Robinson will meet with chairman Pete Winkelman to discuss a request from Blackpool for his managerial services.

News broke shortly before Dons’ third round replay against Sheffield Wednesday kicked off at stadium:mk surrounding the 32-year-old’s future, with the Tangerines making an alleged approach for Robinson as a potential replacement for Michael Appleton, who left for Blackburn earlier this week.

But Robinson admitted after the game the first he heard of an approach was from his television, and that he had to speak to Winkelman before he could comment any further.

He said: “I have been ill all week, I was at the doctors this morning, I was sat at home and I saw the banner on the news saying ‘Karl Robinson linked with Blackpool!’

“The doctors told me to stay out of everybody’s way, so I was going to sit in a room upstairs and watch it, but I couldn’t do that because it looked suspect!

“I’ll meet with the chairman later, then we’ll see what happens from there.

“I don’t know what is happening at the moment. The chairman and I have a really good relationship. I didn’t want to know anything before the game, because that’s not fair to this club.

“Whatever happens, it’s only fair that the decision is made internally, and if it is Blackpool, they should know first.”