Karl Robinson has been announced as the new boss of Salford City and will have his first test at The Peninsula Stadium this weekend.

The 43-year-old has taken the role and will be stepping into League Two for the first time in his managerial career.

The new Ammies Head Coach has had previous experience further up the football pyramid in both the Championship and League One, leading MK Dons, Charlton, and Oxford.

New Boss Karl Robinson takes the helm ahead of an important clash with Forest Green.

And with Salford sitting 21st in the table without a league victory since the 24th of October, the new manager has a big task at hand.

With experience working with Sam Allardyce at Leeds United, a manager who has had previous encounters avoiding the drop and offering sustainability to a football club, he may be the perfect appointment for the Ammies.

And after spending some time as Assistant Manager at Leeds United, Karl Robinson went on to speak about his decision to return to the touchline: “I’ve purposefully taken some time away from the game, maybe nine months, ten months, and it’s been the best thing I’ve needed for me.

“There have been other opportunities and challenges that have come along, and people talk processes. I’m not one of them managers unfortunately that will speak to you about that.

“I just want to come here and win.”

The new manager also went on to share the three fundamentals he hopes to bring to the football club: “Humility, I think that’s important, respect, and win. There’s different ways of doing that there really is.

“There’s no pure way and there’s no perfect way, there’s just a way and sometimes getting yourself over the line in situations.”

Robinson also spoke about the culture of the football club and why that was so important for his decision to come to Salford: “When I first met the board and everyone surrounding the periphery of the football club, it was the transparency and honesty and the rawness of how I love football.

“When you speak to the people who are involved in the football club the same love for the game came through.”

With the club in damning form, Karl Robinson went on to speak about the importance of the role: “You’ve got players here who’ve got young children, families, and you’ve got a responsibility to the fans to win games of football for them as well.

“You don’t want to let them down, and certainly from the board’s point of view let them down either, so I’ve really enjoyed it, I’ve missed football.”

With the first game under new management against bottom-of-the-league Forest Green Rovers, it could be a good opportunity for Karl Robinson to lift the deflated Ammies, and get the New Year off to a bang.

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