What Karl Robinson said when he was linked with the Leeds United job back in 2013

MK Dons Manager Karl Robinson

Karl Robinson was linked with the Leeds United job back in 2013.

MK Dons Manager Karl Robinson

Sky Sports are reporting that Karl Robinson is edging closer to landing the job at Leeds United.

Leeds have reportedly made contact with Milton Keynes Dons, as they look to speak to the 35-year-old about becoming manager at Leeds.

Steve Evans currently remains in charge at Elland Road, but the 53-year-old is widely expected to leave the Yorkshire club in the coming weeks, with Robinson lined up as his replacement.

It is not the first time that Robinson has been linked with Leeds, as he was also said to be in with a shout of landing the job back in 2013.

At that stage, Robinson was coy about whether he would leave MK Dons - but he did admit that whoever took charge at Elland Road would have a mountain to climb.

“Whoever goes in at Leeds has a mountain to climb but it’s a mountain that a lot of people would love to try and go up,” Robinson said to TalkSPORT three years ago.

“Leeds is a job that everyone would look at and think it’s the promised land. People hold it in high regard because of the past players that have worn that amazing white shirt.”

MK Dons Manager Karl Robinson

At that time, Leeds opted against appointing Robinson and they ended up placing Brian McDermott in charge instead.

McDermott lasted for just over a year at Leeds, and since another five managers have taken charge to limited success.

As a result, Robinson’s comments about Leeds having a mountain to climb still ring true and if he does take on the job at Elland Road, he will have a sizeable task on his hands to guide them to promotion.

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