Mark Robson is new head coach at Underhill
Updated Saturday, 9th June 2012
Barnet Mad welcomes the new man to Underhill
43 year old Robson, who will work in close contact with Director of Football, Paul Fairclough, progressed to first team coach under former Barnet player, Alan Pardew in January 2007 but left Charlton the following summer to become first team coach at Gillingham under Mark Stimson, soon to himself become manager at Underhill.
Robson was sacked in May 2010 following the Gills’ relegation to League Two but was later re-instated by another former bee, Andy Hessenthaler. However, personal differences saw Robson quit Gillingham and shortly after he was appointed coach at London Road.
As a player, Robson began his career at Exeter City scoring 7 goals in 26 matches and catching the eye of top flight Tottenham Hotspur for whom he signed in 1987. Robson spent five years at White Hart Lanebut only made 8 league starts and had loan spells at Reading, Watford, Plymouth and Exeter again, before joining West ham in 1992, helping the Hammers win promotion to the Premier League in 1993, scoring 8 goals in 47 first team appearances while at Upton Park. In 1993, Robson moved to Charlton and made over 100 first team appearances in four years before ending his playing career at Notts County.
Barnet Mad welcomes Robson to Underhill with high hopes of an upswing in success in the new season and the hope that the Bees will be well clear of the relegation zone next May!!