Robinson in Rovers frame
Former Blackburn coach lined up if Kean departs
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo. Last Updated: May 17, 2012 4:36pm
Karl Robinson: Possible contender for Blackburn job should Steve Kean leave
Sky Sports understands MK Dons boss Karl Robinson is a contender for the Blackburn job should Steve Kean leave Ewood Park.
Kean is currently in India meeting with the club's owners, Venky's, to discuss future plans following Blackburn's relegation from the Premier League.
The Scot's long-term future at Ewood Park has again been questioned after he was caught on camera making comments about former Rovers boss Sam Allardyce.
Should Venky's decide to dispense with the services of Kean, highly-rated manager Robinson is thought to figure highly on their wanted list.
The 31-year-old has crafted a fine reputation since taking over MK Dons two years ago and has been linked with a number of top jobs in recent months.
Robinson led the Dons to a League One play-off semi-final last term, his first full season in charge, and he suffered more play-off heartbreak after narrowly losing to Huddersfield earlier this week.
Robinson started coaching at Liverpool's academy before working as a coach at Blackburn under Paul Ince, where he was credited with developing the likes of Phil Jones, Junior Hoilett and Grant Hanley.
Robinson is believed to have impressed at Blackburn during his time at Ewood Park and the club's hierarchy have been keeping tabs on his progress ever since.
MK Dons would not want to lose Robinson, but the Liverpool-born manager is believed to have his admirers within the corridors of power at Ewood Park.