MK Dons boss Robinson: 'This is one of the lowest points not just of my career, but my life'

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson has revealed he will have talks over his future with chairman Peter Winkelman on Sunday.

Saturday, 22nd October 2016, 10:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 4:41 pm
MK Dons boss Karl Robinson watches his team lose 3-0 to Southend (Picture: Jane Russell)

Robinson watched his team lose 3-0 at home to Southend United on Saturday afternoon, a 13th game in a row at Stadium MK without a win.

It is a desperate winless record at home that stretches back to March, and the result also saw Dons slip to 19th in Sky Bet League One, just a point above the relegation zone.

The Dons players were booed off the pitch while a section of supporters were calling for the head of Robinson, and the Dons boss admits his future is now in the hands of chairman Winkelman, although he also made it clear he won't be resigning.

"It's a difficult place to be, it's certainly one of the lowest points not just of my career, but my life," said Robinson, who has been in charge of the Dons since 2010.

"Me and the chairman will have a chat tomorrow, have to be honest I know it's what a lot of people want, it's a decision for the chairman not for me, I won't walk away.

"But if it is to be, I want to say thank you to everyone who's supported me over six and a half years.

"It's not always the manager as I back myself against anyone, I believe I'm a good coach but when we don't have the quality for me to deal with, I ultimately take the responsibility for the actions and results."

Robinson was obviously upset at the section of fans that were calling for him to be sacked during Saturday's defeat, but he says nothing will sour his time in Milton Keynes, no matter what happens.

"Those who have turned were once those who supported and I thank them for everything, this is a massive part of my life now so whatever the chairman's decision it'll be a difficult one for me to take," said Robinson.

"If it is the one I don't want there's been far better managers than me sacked in their career and come back stronger."

Referring to the 3-0 defeat to Southend, Robinson felt he was let down by certain players in his team stating they were 'too weak, mentally and physically', although he wasn't naming names.

"Certain players too weak, mentally and physically too weak," said Robinson.

"I share everyone's frustrations, the chairman's, the fans and my families, everyone is in a low place.

"There were certain aspects yes we did play well, but there was aspects where no we didn't."

As always, Robinson stood and shook the hands of all of his players following the defeat, but he admitted some of the team 'didn't deserve it'.

"Some of them didn't deserve it," said an unhappy Robinson. "We spoke all week, and all of their goals came from what we told them, sometimes players can't retain information.

"Far too often those millimeters and inches, to be without Kieran Agard, to be without Dean Lewington they're big losses, a big part of the club and the squad.

"Once this team is fit they're a match for anybody but today certain people have been bullied."