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Barry Robson has been SACKED by Aberdeen with the Dons sitting 8th in the Cinch Premiership.

The final straw of Robson’s tenure was a 1-1 draw at home to Dundee on Tuesday night, leaving his side with just one win in the last five league matches.

Assistant manager Steve Agnew has also left the club.

Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack commented:

“Although it has been a difficult call, the Board felt the change was necessary and in the best interests of Aberdeen FC.

“Barry earned the right to be Aberdeen manager and knew the high level of expectation we had when he took the role. We gave Barry as much time and support as we possibly could in the hope, and expectation, he could return us to the league form we witnessed in the spring of last year.

“There is a talented squad of players at the Club which makes our current league position unacceptable.

“It’s important we thank Barry for his significant contribution to Aberdeen as a player, a coach and manager. He’s a good man who worked extremely hard in everything he did for us, and it goes without saying that we wish him, and Steve, our very best.”

Robson took over in the Pittodrie hot seat on January 30th 2023, following the dismissal of Jim Goodwin, initially until the end of the campaign. After an impressive second half the season which saw his side finish third, he signed a two-year-deal on May 1st 2023.

However this season has proven to be more difficult for the former midfielder and despite reaching the League Cup Final, where they lost out to Rangers in December, he has parted ways with the Premiership side.

First team coach Peter Leven will take over training duties on an interim basis.