Motherwell FC is tonight delighted to confirm manager Stephen Robinson has extended his contract until May 2020.
Robinson, 42, took over the reigns at Fir Park back in March of this year with his remit to firstly keep the team in the league, which he did.
Secondly was to reshape and rebuild the squad in the Summer Transfer Window, with 18 players leaving or retiring and 14 new faces arriving between early June and the end of August. A part of that was also brokering the sale of Ben Heneghan to Sheffield United on transfer deadline day.
The Steelmen have made a positive start to the new campaign, with Robinson’s side having won 10 of their first 14 matches, with the team currently sitting in fifth position, one point behind Rangers in third and with a Betfred Cup Semi Final against the Ibrox men on the horizon.
Indeed, the manager’s win percentage after seven months / twenty-six games in charge is an extremely impressive 53.84%.
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His initial contract had just over six months left, but the Northern Irishman has put pen to paper on an extended deal that will run for an additional two years.
Robinson, a ‘Well Society member, said: “I am delighted to have signed this new deal and thank everyone at the club, and the supporters, for the backing they have given me so far.
“There is a real sense of togetherness at the moment and my staff and I work hard every single day to try and make a success of things and to give the Directors, staff and, most importantly, the fans a team they can be proud of.”
Chairman Jim McMahon said: “The Board has been extremely impressed by Stephen’s approach to his role since returning to the club earlier in the year.
“He told us he would keep the team in the league and he did. He told us he would reshape the squad and continue our player trading policy, which he has.
“He is an extremely focused, dedicated and hard-working guy and we will continue to give him as much backing as we possibly can with a view to achieving our objectives.”