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Robins' career in pictures

20 September 2012

Check out our picture gallery charting the career of new boss Mark Robins

As new Coventry City boss Mark Robins begins his tenure at the Ricoh Arena we look back at a playing and managerial career that began back in 1986 with Manchester United.

The 42-year-old former striker scored 112 times in playing career that spanned 19 years, beginning at Old Trafford and finishing with Burton Albion in 2005.

Robins' playing days also saw him ply his trade in both Denmark and Cyprus although his most successful period as a player was undoubtedly under Sir Alex Ferguson where he picked up winners medals for the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Super Cup in 1991 after helping United to the FA Cup in 1990.

The latter was infact Sir Alex Ferguson's first ever trophy in his reign as United manager, a cup run which saw Robins score twice, the first of which reportedly secured Ferguson's future as United manager as Robins netted the winning goal in their third round clash with Nottingham Forest.

He eventually moved to Norwich City in 1992 where he helped the Canaries qualify for the UEFA Cup, a season where Norwich finished third in the Premier League, before moving to Leicester City where he helped the Foxes regain promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking in 1996 before playing an integral part in Leicester's League Cup success in 1997.

Robins also turned out for FC Copenhagen in Denmark, Reading, Manchester City, Walsall, Bristol City, Rotherham United, Sheffield Wednesday and Burton Albion.

His first taste of backroom life came with Rotherham as assistant manager to Alan Knill whom he succeeded in February 2007, narrowly missing out on promotion from League Two despite a 17-point deduction in the second of his two seasons with the Millers.

From there it was on to Barnsley where Robins replaced the departed Simon Davey before leaving the post himself at the end of the 2010-11 season.

Robins went on to spend six months with Premier League, helping implemengt the new Elite Player Performance Plan before signing a three-year deal as the new Sky Blues manager in September 2012.

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