Karl Robinson talks about Leeds managerial decision
By Emma Sanders
Karl Robinson does not regret his decision to turn down Leeds United last summer despite leaving MK Dons just months later.
The former League One manager held talks with Leeds owner Massimo Cellino following the sacking of Steve Evans but Robinson has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show TalkSPORT that he has no regrets on choosing to stay at MK Dons.
Robinson was in charge of MK Dons for seven years and attracted the attentions of several clubs before departing this weekend.
According to reports on Sky Sports, Robinson turned down an offer to become Leeds manager last summer and instead opted to stay with the side who are now struggling in League One.
“I honestly don’t have any regrets. I think once you make a decision in your life you have to stick by your principles,” Robinson told TalkSPORT.
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“If I was disappointed by the things I said no to, I’d have looked at the last two years as a failure. But I’m very proud of what I’ve done. Hopefully it’s taught me so much.”
MK Dons currently sit in 19th position in the league table and have won just won of their last five games before parting ways with Robinson.
In contrast, Leeds have shown progression under Garry Monk and are now on the verge of a play-off spot after the first 14 weeks of the Championship.
While Robinson’s career is up in the air following his MK Dons departure, Leeds are starting to settle and are already preparing for their attempt to make it three games undefeated against Norwich in the EFL Cup on Tuesday.
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