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Karl Robinson admitted he has been close to a number of jobs in the last few months, but insists he has never been happier in charge at MK Dons.

The 34-year-old was heavily linked to the managerial position at Brighton & Hove Albion last month, and it’s understood that an official approach was rebuffed by the club.

This week, Robinson was among the runners to take over from Neil Adams, who resigned from the top job at Norwich City on Monday.

The Dons boss though says he’s happy in his current role, despite being linked away.

“I’ve been close to one or two in recent months,” he admitted. “But the reason I stayed is because of the fans.

“They deserve someone who wants to be here for the right reasons. I’m as happy as I could be.

“I’ve never been happier at this football club.

“But just because I’m happy, doesn’t mean I’m happy in my work, because I need to make sure we keep pushing on.

“We can’t compete with the top teams. We’re the underdogs in this top four.”

With Robinson’s name linked to seemingly every job vacancy going in recent years, the manager admits he has stopped paying attention to the rumour mill, especially when it comes to his name.

He said: “I don’t really know about it. It’s just something I get told about.

“You hear that managers move on, but I never look where I am in the pricing!

“Personally I’m happy. I know there’s a number of jobs recently that I’m constantly being linked to.

“But I don’t think I could be at a better place.”