Former Celtic midfielder Barry Robson is set to be named the Aberdeen manager until the end of the season. The 44-year-old assumed the role on an interim basis following Jim Goodwin’s sacking at the end of January.
According to the Daily Record, new Aberdeen CEO Alan Burrows is set to appoint Robson until the end of the season as they look to push Hearts for third place.
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.
It will be interesting to see whether Robson can do enough to earn a deal beyond the end of the season.