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Robins confirmed as Barnsley boss

Mark Robins
Robins replaces Simon Davey at Oakwell

Barnsley have appointed Mark Robins as their new manager after reaching a compensation deal with Rotherham.

The 39-year-old was placed on gardening leave by the Millers last week after expressing his desire to speak to the Championship club.

Robins told BBC Radio Sheffield: "There was no going back. It spoilt it slightly as I wanted a clean break away. But it happened how it happened.

"I just want to concentrate on getting Barnsley off the bottom of the table."


"I know one or two of the squad here from my playing days and I am really looking forward to working with them. Hopefully we can hit the ground running.

"We have to get points on the board quickly. We are playing catch-up and our season starts now."

Robins takes his backroom staff - assistant boss John Breckin, first-team coach Steve Taylor and goalkeeping coach Nick Daws with him to Oakwell.

He replaces Simon Davey, who left the Tykes on 29 August after they took just one point from their first five Championship matches.

Robins took over at Rotherham, who lead League Two on goal difference, in March 2007.

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see also
Barnsley wait on Robins agreement
07 Sep 09 |  Barnsley
Robins placed on gardening leave
06 Sep 09 |  Barnsley
Davey and Barnsley part company
29 Aug 09 |  Barnsley

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