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SPFL Premiership manager surprisingly resigns

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Motherwell have announced the resignation of Stephen Robinson as first team manager.

After yesterday’s 2-0 home defeat from Kilmarnock the Fir Park boss sounded very despondent about the performance of the squad while taking full responsibility for the run of results that have left the side third from bottom of the SPFL Premiership table.

On Christmas morning Motherwell were in the top six but the following day the SPFL removed six points as they announced that Kilmarnock and St Mirren had appealed against 3-0 defeats for matches postponed earlier in the season.

Motherwell announced this morning:

After Wednesday night’s match with Kilmarnock, Stephen approached the board, giving an honest assessment of the current situation. He then stated his desire to leave.

It is with regret that the board accepted his resignation, having carefully considered his reasons for wanting to leave his post. Despite the current restrictions, the board will now run a thorough process to identify the right person to take the manager’s post.

This will move at pace, mindful of the busy fixture list and the January transfer window’s impending opening. Keith Lasley will take interim charge of the first team with immediate effect.

Motherwell are two points above bottom placed Hamilton who they face away on Saturday followed by an away match with St Mirren.

In season 2017/18 Robinson led Motherwell to the finals of the Betfred and Scottish Cup where they lost to Celtic.

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