Aberdeen announce appointment of Barry Robson as permanent manager

Robson has transformed the team's fortunes since stepping into the dugout.

Barry Robson appointed as permanent manager of Aberdeen FC after successful interim spell SNS Group

Aberdeen have announced Barry Robson as the club’s new manager after his successful spell as interim boss.

Robson and his assistant Steve Agnew have both signed two-year contracts with the club, taking them through to the end of the 2024/25 season.

The former player stepped up as interim manager following the sacking of Jim Goodwin and has overseen a huge turnaround in form. Aberdeen have won seven consecutive games and risen to third in the table under Robson, who was named as Premiership Manager of the Month for April.

Robson said: “I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to manage this fantastic football club.

“I would like to thank the chairman and the wider board for putting their trust in me and together with Steve and my staff we will work tirelessly to match the ambitions of the club.

“Since being asked to take the team at the end of January the response from the players has been immense, and likewise the supporters have been brilliant and got right behind the team. They have played their part in our recent wins.

“We still have five tough matches remaining this season but we’re all more determined than ever to deliver European football again for the supporters and longer term meet the expectations of this great club.”

Chairman Dave Cormack said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Barry as men’s first team manager.

“Barry has not only delivered excellent results on the pitch over the last couple of months, he’s also been instrumental in implementing a holistic approach at Cormack Park, whereby youth academy and first team coaches and staff are working closely together on a club-wide approach to player development, delivering a consistent playing philosophy from the academy to the first team, and maintaining and developing the player pathway to first team football.

“He immediately recognised the need to surround himself with experience to help him in his growth and we are pleased that Steve Agnew has agreed to become permanent assistant manager.

“Barry’s focus now, whilst clearly pushing to secure European football for the club, will be on the recruitment process for next season.”

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