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Peterborough United appoint former Gillingham coach Mark Robson as their assistant manager

Former Gillingham coach Mark Robson has been appointed assistant manager at Peterborough United.

Robson was part of the backroom team that enjoyed Wembley play-off success at Gillingham in 2009 and was among the names in the frame for the manager’s job at Priestfield back in 2012.

Gillingham's former coach Mark Robson is the new no.2 at Peterborough United Picture: Barry Goodwin
Gillingham's former coach Mark Robson is the new no.2 at Peterborough United Picture: Barry Goodwin

The well-liked coach was appointed assistant manager to Andy Hessenthaler in June 2010, following Stimson’s sacking, but opted to move on just three weeks later, citing personal reasons. He instead moved to Peterborough and was head coach there during the club’s promotion to the Championship in 2011.

The former Tottenham player had previously been a key man behind the 2009 promotion success in League 2 as first team coach under Stimson, working closely with the players on the training ground.

Since his time with the Gills he has been head coach at Barnet, assistant coach of the England under-17 team, had several coaching roles at Norwich City and has most recently been working at the FA.

He said: “The FA have been great during this time and I thank them for that. I really enjoyed working for the FA, I have been there for four and a half years and during that time we have won the Euro’s and World Cups at youth levels.”

He joins a club determined to win promotion from League 1 this season after their hopes were ended in 2019/20 after the league table was decided on points per game average, which left them out of the play-off picture.

He will work as no.2 to Darren Ferguson, replacing Gavin Strachan, who joined SPL side Celtic last month. The manager said: “He is an outstanding coach, it gives me fresh ideas which can be good and I am looking forward to working with him.”

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