Saturday, 10 September 2016

Karl Robinson: I was offered Leeds job but they ended up with a better manager

After MK Dons' 1-1 draw at Bolton today, I asked their manager Karl Robinson what happened with Leeds United this summer.

He was reported to have been Massimo Cellino's first choice for the manager's job, but turned it down after having a meeting with the Italian.

"It was a unique summer," Robinson said. "It came close, but I chose to stay.

"Now they’ve ended up with a better manager than me in Garry Monk.

"Mr Cellino has said an awful lot of things about me. A lot of people didn’t know the truth.

"We can’t always say what goes on. But I’m an MK Dons man. I live there, my daughter goes to school there and my wife has a business there.

"I love this club. I was jumping around like a madman today because I care."