Stuart Pearce makes Premier League point about Coventry City boss Mark Robins

Stuart Pearce reckons Coventry City boss Mark Robins deserves a shot at managing in the Premier League and believes he can achieve that ambition by guiding the Championship club to promotion next season.

The former Sky Blues star and England legend, however, continues to scratch his head wondering why the hugely successful City manager is continually overlooked when top flight vacancies crop up, insisting the 54-year-old “should be on the radar” of clubs in biggest division in the world.

Robins has steered the club through years of adversity, dragging it up from the depths of League Two to become a top end Championship outfit that went a toenail away to booking their place in the FA Cup final, denied by a controversial VAR decision against Manchester United in a cruel semi-final at Wembley. That relative success came just 12 months after reaching the play-off finals and narrowly losing out to Luton Town in a penalty shootout.

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“I really hope Coventry City can be automatically promoted next season, I really do,” said Pearce, who launched his outstanding professional career at Coventry in the early 1980s, going on to make 54 appearances before being sold to Nottingham Forest.

Speaking on behalf of BoyleSports, who offer the latest Euro 2024 betting, the 62-year-old continued: “Coventry have had a tough few years with takeovers, and financial problems, but Mark Robins has been an absolute breath of fresh air to that football club.

“He’s a manager that’s probably going under the radar having played a massive part in taking them to where they are and centimetres away from beating Manchester United and getting to the FA Cup final.

“That was already an incredible achievement and they have consistently been strong in the league as well. I think that there will be a few clubs looking at trying to take Mark Robins away from Coventry, I certainly think he deserves to have interest in his services.

“He’s a guy that should be on the radar of clubs in the Premier League, he’s done enough and he’s got so much experience now. He goes under the radar, I don’t think he’s a self-publicist either. You don’t see him shouting his mouth off. But if he can be successful staying at Coventry and getting him into the top flight, then he would’ve earned a Premier League job that way.”

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