Oxford United Next Manager Odds
Next Permanent Oxford United Manager
Turbulent Times for Oxford United Manager
Oxford United returned to the Football League following promotion from the Conference National in 2009/10. Having been in non-league football for four seasons, The U’s were happy to back in the Football League, playing in League Two.
That is where the club remained until 2015/16, when they won promotion to League One, under the guidance of Michael Appleton. The former Manchester United and Preston North End player guided the club to second place in League Two but left in June 2017.
Following his departure, Oxford United have had three managers at the club, with Karl Robinson being the latest man in-charge at the Kassam Stadium.
Karl Robinson has been the manager of Oxford United since 22nd March 2018. The Englishman has had previous spells managing Milton Keynes Dons and Charlton Athletic, departing the latter by mutual consent on the same day he signed for Oxford United.
At the time of writing, Oxford United are struggling at the foot of the League One table. A 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Walsall was the Yellows sixth defeat in 9 matches this season and they have just a single win to their name.
Football is a cutthroat business and despite leaving his job at Charlton Athletic to join Oxford United, Robinson’s position is far from being safe. It took the club many years to return to League One and new owner, Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth, is unlikely to waste any time in making a new appointment if he feels it is required.
Robinson is considered young for a manager yet has plenty of experience under his belt in the dugout. This blend of young energy and experience was exactly what Thanakarnjanasuth was looking for when appointed Robinson in March.
"He is one of the brightest young managers in the game; people forget that he is still only 37 because he has been manager in over 450 games already”, said Thanakarnjanasuth following his appointment. "He knows this league and the one above, he knows the players and I am sure he will do a great job for us”.
However, if results continue to go the same way, Robinson could find he is fast running out of time at Oxford United.
The club are one of the favourites with the bookmakers for relegation this season, which may not come as a surprise considering they finished 16th last season, flirting with the relegation zone towards the end of the campaign.
Not only are Oxford United one of the favourites for relegation, Robinson is one of the leading contenders in the League One sack race.
Managers are rarely given time, whatever level of football they are in and the same applies to the Oxford United manager. Oxford United have had six different managers between 2014 and 2018, so it wouldn’t come as a major surprise to see another change at the club before the end of the 2018/19 season.