NEILSON: GET SET TO GO PLACES...
ROBBIE Neilson has urged supporters to prepare for an exciting journey after taking the managerial reins at MK Dons.
The League One strugglers had been seeking a new boss since Karl Robinson was axed in late October. Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard was linked with the post, but decided it came ‘a bit too soon’ for him after leaving LA Galaxy.
And now the Dons have appointed Neilson, who enjoyed a highly successful spell as manager of Hearts.
He led the Jam Tarts to the Scottish Championship title in his first season in charge, 2014-15, and third place in the top flight last term. He signed off with a 2-0 win against Rangers in midweek that lifted them to second.
The 36-year-old said: “The most important thing for for me was picking the right chairman and the right club – and this was the right match at the right time. It’s a club that’s going places. Hopefully the fans are ready for the ride.”
Neilson was due to take a watching brief against Charlton in the FA Cup yesterday. His first game in charge will be at Yeovil in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday. His first home game will be Saturday’s League One clash against arch- rivals AFC Wimbledon.