Report discloses the two reasons why Karl Robinson rejected Leeds; Cellino an issue

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson

Milton Keynes Dons manager Karl Robinson snubbed Leeds on Monday.

MK Dons manager Karl RobinsonMK Dons manager Karl Robinson

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Karl Robinson rejected Leeds United for two reasons; he was unconvinced by Massimo Cellino, and wasn't sure he wanted to leave his post at MK Dons after six years in the job.

Robinson, 35, took his first steps into management back in 2010, becoming the youngest manager in the Football League at the age of just 29 - and he has continued to impress ever since.

MK Dons manager Karl RobinsonMK Dons manager Karl Robinson

Robinson has earned rave reviews for his approach to the game, as his Dons side always play attacking football in an attractive manner, playing out from the back and retaining possession well.

Last term, Robinson took his Dons side to automatic promotion from League One, smashing 101 goals over the course of the season - but life in the Championship was much tougher for Robinson and the Dons, as they suffered immediate relegation back to the third tier.

Milton Keynes Dons manager Karl RobinsonMilton Keynes Dons manager Karl Robinson

Despite that relegation, Robinson's exploits in Milton Keynes appear to have caught the eye of Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino - and the Yorkshire Evening Post report that Robinson and Cellino met in London on Friday to talk about a move to Elland Road.

Despite Steve Evans still being in the job, Cellino is lining up possible replacements, and Robinson appeared to be at the top of the list before rejecting the job on Monday afternoon.

MK Dons mnager Karl Robinson celebrates at the end of the matchMK Dons manager Karl Robinson

The Yorkshire Evening Post report that Robinson had two major doubts about taking the reins at Elland Road; he was left unconvinced by Leeds' controversial owner Cellino, and had concerns about leaving MK Dons having spent all of his managerial career with the club.

Robinson's concerns could be mirrored by other managers, as Cellino has earned a reputation for sacking managers quickly, and few top managers would want to work in that kind of situation. Cellino will either have to change his ways, or face up to more rejections like Robinson's this week.

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