AFC Wimbledon sack boss Mark Robinson after 21-game run without win leaves them fighting for League One survival

AFC WIMBLEDON have sacked manager Mark Robinson as they battle for League One survival.

The Dons' 1-0 defeat to Cambridge on Saturday made it 21 games without victory.

And Robinson has now been axed as club chiefs look to ensure they beat the drop this season.

A Wimbledon statement read: “Head Coach Mark Robinson has today parted company with AFC Wimbledon by mutual consent.

“The club would like to place on record its gratitude to Mark for all his hard work, loyalty and commitment whilst in this role.

“There will be no further statement for the time being.”


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Robinson joined Wimbledon as interim boss in January 2021 following Glyn Hodges’ exit.

And he was given the role on a permanent basis a month later, with the Dons eventually finishing the League One season in 19th.

However, things did not go to plan this term for Robinson.

Wimbledon’s last victory came on December 7 against Accrington Stanley.

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And they have since gone an incredible 21 games without picking up three points.

The Dons are now in 21st place in the League One table, one point off safety.

And the hunt is on for a new boss to keep them away from League Two.

Speaking after the defeat to Cambridge, Robinson insisted he would not walk away from Wimbledon in their time of need.

He declared: “If I felt that I lost the players, of course, I would offer to resign. But I have never quit anything in my life, and I have never failed anything in my life long term.

“That’s the board’s decision. We have had lots of conversations – they have come down to the training ground, and they can see the players.

“There is a reason why a manager’s lifespan lasts 16 months on average across the board, that’s because football is a knee-jerk industry and people get sacked and don’t get a chance to build things.

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“I know long-term that I can build it, but that’s a club thing. I don’t doubt myself. I’m sure if the club had a queue of people ready to take the job over, I’m sure they would come and tell me.

“If the club came to me and said that they think there was a man to get us out of it, then we would have to look at that situation, because the club is far more important than any individual.”

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