Neil Lennon has called on the Aberdeen board to give Barry Robson the manager’s job on a permanent basis after starring in the role since assuming the position from Jim Goodwin at the end of January.
Lennon spoke exclusively to PLZ Soccer and is certain that no one can surpass Robson’s efforts thus far.
“He’s done a brilliant job in turning things around, he’s making a fantastic audition for the job.”
“I didn’t think anyone could come in and do a better job than what Barry’s done, he’s got good stuff there in Steve Agnew and Liam Fox.
An interim job can be difficult or it can be easy, there’s no pressure so you can be friends with the players but when you get the job permanently things can change.”
“I think Barry’s mature enough and has been at Aberdeen long enough to know what the environment of the club is, the culture of the club and what’s required at the club, we’re seeing that now”.
The former Scotland internationalist has the Pittodrie side firmly on course for a third-place finish, an incredible turnaround given that they looked miles off the top three.
The Dons sat 11 points behind Hearts at one stage – just a few months ago.
Robson has been keen to negate any word of him being placed in the Aberdeen hot seat permanently, insisting that it is his players who ought to take the plaudits for getting Aberdeen back to winning ways.
Their 2-0 win over Rangers on Sunday, was the first time they have beaten the Glasgow giants at Pittodrie for almost seven years and the first time in 14 games.
The win over Rangers is a serious scalp for Robson to claim but it is not in isolation; he has overseen a run of form that now stretches to seven straight victories. As auditions go, it is difficult to see how Robson could do any more.
That catastrophic Scottish Cup exit in January against lowly Darvel already seems like a world away from where Aberdeen are now.
With just five premiership games left of the season, it seems almost inevitable that Robson will be offered the role permanently.