Paul Robinson has given the biggest indication yet that he will be staying with the Blues in a coaching capacity.
Speaking to BBC WM, the former defender stated it would make sense for him to stay at St Andrews:
“I’ve no intention of leaving. The perfect fit for me would be to stay. I’m keen to be part of the backroom staff pushing this club back in the right direction.”
Robbo retired from playing following the final game of the season against Fulham on Sunday.
On Twitter, fans are hoping that the 39-year-old stays for the foreseeable future, and offers his wisdom to the younger players:
Brilliant news if @Robbo04pr stays on great mentor for the young players
— Phil Tomlin (@PJT023) May 6, 2018
Just the man to get players motivated and be up for games, get Robbo signed up for coaching role Gary Monk KRO.
— Simon Thompson (@SimonTh33313424) May 7, 2018
Give him a job
— Tony Chudley (@chudlt) May 6, 2018
Have seen him around the youngsters at Wast Hills too, lovely guy, need his kind around the place ????
— Ange Campton (@angecampton) May 6, 2018
A great example is Robbo
— Steve Courtenay (@SteveCourtenay1) May 7, 2018
He’s got to stay at the club in some capacity Tom. KRO. ????????
— KRO! (@NikBcfc) May 6, 2018
Got to keep him here he is a role model for younger players and I feel one day a really good manager
— stblues (@Bustervessels) May 6, 2018
A great attitude and knowledge to pass on well deserved
— Phil Hyde (@PhilHyde9) May 6, 2018
A true professional. Needs to pass on that attitude
— Pete Hinks (@HinksPeter) May 6, 2018
It’s good to hear that the defender is keen on remaining with us for the long-term. He will no doubt have a wealth of experience to call upon which the club should look to tap into.
Garry Monk has already confirmed talks between the club and Robinson so hopefully, we can sign him up as a coach as soon as possible. He’d probably start out with the youngsters, and with his 22 years as a player, his knowledge will likely make him a perfect mentor.