Robinson fancied to take over Motherwell hotseat

Stephen Robinson. Picture by Jonathan Porter/
Stephen Robinson. Picture by Jonathan Porter/

Former Northern Ireland Assistant Manager Stephen Robinson is the favourite to take over the top job at Motherwell.

Manager Mark McGhee was sacked this morning and Robinson has been installed as interim boss, assisted by fellow Northern-Irishman Stephen Craigan and assistant James McFadden.

Robinson, who assisted NI boss Michael O’Neill at Euro 2016, is now fancied at 3/1 to take the job on a permanent basis.

The move comes less than two weeks after Robinson returned as coach to the 10th placed Scottish Premiership side.

Robinson initially joined the Fir Park club in February 2015 as assistant to Ian Baraclough but left for an ill-fated spell as Oldham manager last summer.

That was his first managerial position and he was dismissed by the League One club in January.

Motherwell have lost six of their last seven games and travel to take on Kilmarnock on Saturday afternoon.