MK Dons readying new deal for Karl Robinson - sources

HITC Sport understands that promotion to the Championship is to earn Karl Robinson a contract extension at the MK Dons.

HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club that MK Dons are set to reward manager Karl Robinson with a new long-term deal for guiding them into the Championship.

Robinson masterminded MK Dons' promotion from League One this season as they clinched the second automatic spot on the final day of the season ahead of Preston.

Robinson also guided his team to an incredible 4-0 win over Manchester United in the Capital One Cup this season to further enhance his reputation.

The 34-year-old is widely regarded as one of the best young managers outside of the Premier League and has attracted the interest of a number of clubs higher up the football pyramid during his five years at MK Dons.

Robinson became the youngest manager in the Football League, at the age of 29, when he took charge at MK Dons in the summer of 2010, and in his first season in charge he guided the club to a fifth-place finish in League 1.

Robinson's current deal expires this summer, but the club's hierarchy are keen to secure his long-term future with fresh terms.

Talks are understood to be at an advanced stage between both parties and Robinson is ready to commit his future to the club.

The news will come as a massive boost to the MK Dons as they prepare for life in the second tier of English football for the first time in their history.

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