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Karl Robinson reportedly linked with Sheffield United - is Oxford manager a good choice?

Karl Robinson is the latest name to be linked with becoming the next Sheffield United manager.

The Sun claims that the Blades are considering the Oxford United boss to succeed Chris Wilder.

Several names are being mulled over by the South Yorkshire club ahead of their inevitable return to the Championship.

Slavisa Jokanovic is one of them, while Wilder himself is said to have recommended Steve Cooper to the Bramall Lane hierarchy.

Robinson has now been added to the list and is thought of as the sort of person who can get the Blades promoted back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

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The 40-year-old’s history of promoting young talent is believed to work in his favour. As is his willingness to embrace new ideas.

Is Karl Robinson a good choice?

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Despite still being relatively young, Robinson already has almost 11 years managerial experience.

During six years in charge at MK Dons he led them to the League One playoffs twice and then was eventually promoted to the Championship in 2015.

Yet their time there lasted just one campaign as they finished 23rd and were relegated. Robinson was sacked two months into the next season.

Eighteen months at Charlton Athletic followed before taking over at Oxford in March 2018.

The U’s made the playoffs last term and are currently 11th in League One.

While Robinson has done well in the third tier, his one and only campaign in the Championship ended in relegation.

Therefore, his credentials for getting the Blades promoted to the top flight look slim.

Robinson remains a promising and young coach, but if he was appointed at Bramall Lane it would be somewhat underwhelming.

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