Aberdeen make managerial decision before Paradise visit, ex-Celt will be in hotseat

Aberdeen have announced that former Celtic midfielder Barry Robson will be in charge until the end of February, meaning he will be in the dugout at the weekend at Paradise. The Pittodrie side will arrive in Glasgow’s East End and be up against it from the get-go given Celtic’s impressive displays this season.

Dons owner Dave Cormack, via the BBC, confirmed that Robson would be in charge for the games against Celtic and Livingston. This means that Robson will battle for an unlikely result against Ange Postecoglou. Any result for Aberdeen would likely bolster the claim for Robson to take the manager’s role on a permanent basis.

Robson joined Celtic in January 2008 and helped propel Gordon Strachan’s team to 3IAR. In his first game, incidentally, at Pittodrie, Robson came off the bench and scored a free-kick with his first touch as a Celtic player. Robson was pivotal in the title success that season, showing his grit and determination to battle for everything. Along with Paul Hartley, the pair fought for everything in the 2-1 win over Rangers in April and a few weeks later, Robson netted the winner from the spot as Celtic came from behind to beat Walter Smith’s team. Robson left the club for Middlesborough, having made 55 appearances and scoring 7 times taking with him an SPL winners medal and a League Cup winners medal.

In 2013, Robson moved back to Aberdeenshire and was involved as Derek McInnes sought to turn around the fortunes of the ailing North East side. Robson helped them to the League Cup triumph at Celtic Park in 2014. After the 2015/16 season, Robson hung up his boots and moved into coaching with Aberdeen.

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