MK Dons next manager odds
MK Dons next manager after Russell Martin
Who is the MK Dons manager?
MK Dons are managed and led by one of the youngest coaches in the English league system. At the early age of 34, Russell Martin has been in charge of the Buckinghamshire based team since November 2019. The Dons were previous managed by Paul Tisdale who was swiftly fired shortly after the beginning of the 2019-2020 season after he only managed 1 point from a possible 27 – the worst run of form in MK Dons relatively new history. That’s where former Norwich, Rangers and Walsall player, Russell Martin came in to play. Martin had recently signed with the club to fill in as a defender in January of 2019. After he played a big part in clinching promotion to league one with MK Dons, he was offered the managerial role in November, replacing Paul Tisdale.
Russell Martin has had a fairly illustrious career having made 504 appearances across the Premiership, Championship, League One, League Two and the Scottish Premiership. In 2010, he won the League One title with Norwich City and helped MK Dons secure a promotion to League One by finishing third in League Two in 2019. He is now using his lengthy experience as a defender to help guide MK Dons to glory. Following one of their worst starts to the seasons ever, Martin took over and managed to guide the team clear of relegation and cement their play in League One.
When given the opportunity the fans were split on whether Russell Martin had the pedigree to save MK Dons from a fierce relegation battle. On one hand, fans wanted to give the new, exciting prospect a chance. On the other, fans were not too happy with such a lack of experience taking control of the club’s future fortunes.
Martin lost his first two games in close encounters with Rotherham and Bolton however fans could see the improvement in the final third with quick and decisive play. Martin decided to appoint an assistant manager with lower league experience – Luke Williams. This would be important in guiding Martin through the battles in the lower leagues. Games came thick and fast for Martin who had to manoeuvre his way out of the relegation zone to shows fans he has what it takes to drive the club forward. On New Year, MK Dons had finally lifted themselves out of the relegation zone on goal difference – a huge sigh of relief for Martin and his followers.
Having saved MK Dons from relegation there is an air of excitement and electricity around the club and their fans. Martin has solidified the spine of the team and reinvigorated the players to fight for each other and their club. Fans are now more excited about attending games with their team playing a more attacking and thoughtful brand of football. Martin will know there is a long way to go but he has showed potential to the board and fans. Enough so, that he will be given more time to achieve goals set by a club and fanbase with high expectations.