Robson ‘extremely excited’ about his new Posh coaching role
NEW coach Mark Robson believes he has joined a team capable of challenging for League One honours.
Robson signed a two-year contract at London Road and started work on Monday putting the first-team squad through their paces at the start of pre-season training.
Robson said: “Once I spoke to Gary Johnson, I knew this was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down and I am extremely excited about the role.
“I tried to make an impression in the first couple of sessions, but I know quite a lot of the lads already because I have seen them play and I am excited about working with them.
“It is perfect to start right at the beginning of pre-season. There are some exciting pre-season fixtures and hopefully we can hit the ground running.
“I actually started coaching when I was only 18-years-old. That was when I completed my first coaching badge and it progressed from there.
“I was 26 when I got my full coaching badges and completed the A Licence a couple of years ago.”
The first pre-season friendly for Posh will be against one of Robson’s former clubs, West Ham United on July 14, and he admits it will be a special moment for him.
Robson added: “The game against West Ham United is one I am really looking forward to. I supported West Ham as a kid, stood on the North Bank and to play for them was a dream come true.
“It will be the first time that I have come up against the Hammers since I left them as a player.”
Robson began his playing career at Exeter City before spending five years with Tottenham Hotspur.
He joined West Ham in 1992 and made 42 league starts, scoring eight goals.
He then joined Charlton for £125,000 and made over 100 appearances for The Addicks.
He also played for Reading, Watford, Plymouth, Notts County and Wycombe.