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Robinson: I've let fans down

Karl Robinson is happy to take the flak for MK Dons' failure to gain promotion this season.

Last Updated: 23/04/13 at 17:37

Karl Robinson: Keen to replicate Dortmund's youth development model

Karl Robinson: Keen to replicate Dortmund's youth development model

Robinson, 32, had guided the Dons to two successive top-six finishes but has been unable to improve this season, with the club currently sitting ninth in League One.

The manager is now preparing for a complete overhaul of the set-up at stadium:MK, following in the footsteps of Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund.

He told the Milton Keynes Citizen: "I feel like I have let the fans down, my family and the chairman down too. It has left a sour taste in my mouth.

"I've not been good enough and I have to take responsibility for that.

"We're good enough to go up this season, but the buck ultimately stops with me."

Robinson also told MK News: "I'm changing an awful lot at the football club.

"There will be changes to the backroom staff. It will be based on a continental system.

"Barcelona have heads of sports science, heads of recruitment, heads of medicine, heads of coaching and then the manager oversees that. Dortmund are a shining light when it comes to youth development."

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think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

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e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

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n fairness, he does look absolutely shattered in that photo.....

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