By Alex Stevens
Karl Robinson’s six-year spell as MK Dons manager came to an end on Sunday afternoon – and Leeds fans on Twitter recalled how close he came to being appointed at Elland Road.
The League One club confirmed the exit of the third-longest serving manager in English football after Arsene Wenger and Exeter boss Paul Tisdale.
The 36-year-old’s side were beaten heavily at home by Southend on Saturday, leaving them 19th in League One, and Robinson revealed he would subsequently hold a meeting with chairman Pete Winkelman to discuss his future.
The news was met with a flurry of Tweets from Leeds fans, who remember summer reports that Robinson held talks with owner Massimo Cellino about replacing Steve Evans as manager.
The MK Dons manager met the Elland Road owner in London for talks last week and was hotly tipped at the start of this week to be installed as the successor to Steve Evans.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claim the long-serving MK Dons boss had “doubts” about the controversial Cellino and rejected the possibility of working at Leeds.
The fans remember the reports and here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Mat Thomas (@EmptyUK) October 22, 2016
Karl Robinson parts with MK Dons,after winning just 4 of 15 games
— Chris Harrison (@ChrisJH85) October 23, 2016
@MKDonsFC decent manager was Robinson! No go find an actual real football club not some fake tinpot club
— Passion For Leeds (@PassionForLeeds) October 23, 2016
— Elly Sophia (@ellysophia) October 23, 2016
⚡️ “Karl Robinson leaves MK Dons after six years in charge”https://t.co/Fa5tOKA8du
— Andy Hicks (@andyjameshicks) October 23, 2016