Rob­son ‘ex­tremely ex­cited’ about his new Posh coach­ing role

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sports -

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.

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