Motherwell: Stephen Robinson appointed manager at Fir Park

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Stephen Robinson succeeds Mark McGhee at the Scottish Premiership club

Motherwell have appointed Stephen Robinson as their new manager.

Robinson, 42, had been in interim charge at Fir Park following Mark McGhee’s sacking last month.

Club chairman Jim McMahon described former Northern Ireland midfielder Robinson as the “outstanding candidate” who emerged from a five-man shortlist.

Robinson said he was honoured to be appointed and revealed his “mission” was a strong finish to the season reflected in their league position.

In his first game at the helm, former Oldham Athletic boss Robinson oversaw a 2-1 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park, ending a run of four straight Scottish Premiership defeats.

‘I am proud to lead this club’

“It was clear that Stephen was the outstanding candidate,” McMahon told the Motherwell website.