‘A dressing down’ – Coventry boss Mark Robins on playing for Sir Alex Ferguson


Coventry City boss Mark Robins has opened up on life playing for Manchester United great Sir Alex Ferguson as he also revealed how he felt he was Martin O’Neill’s “cup of tea”.

In an interview with Boyle Sports, the Sky Blues chief was asked for his thoughts on the two highly-regarded managers having played for both during his career.

Robins spent a large spell of his career at United under Ferguson having spent eight years at the club which saw him memorably go on to help the club win the FA Cup in 1990.

And he also played under O’Neill at Leicester City where he played his part in the Foxes winning promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs.

Asked what he thought of both managers, he said: “It was a bit difficult under Martin because I was signed by his predecessor Mark McGhee.

“Martin came in and changed things around and I don’t think I was particularly his cup of tea.

“But he was a brilliant manager, he made you feel on top of the world.

“He would tell you he would be building a team around you, even if he didn’t mean it.

“He was that type of manager, but he would also give you  a real kicking as well.

“As for Sir Alex, everybody has heard of the hairdryer but it was more than that.

“It was a real dressing down if he thought you weren’t at it or even if you were doing your job for the team, but he wanted more from you.

“He’d let you know. But the main thing for me with Sir Alex was the way he went about the job.”





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