All good things come to an end. Stephen Robinson has been a superb manager in Scottish football taking his club to cup finals and playing some quality football along the way.
This season hasn’t worked out as he’d have liked but he’ll be fondly remembered by Motherwell fans.
He told the club website, “I would like to thank everyone at Motherwell FC for their support throughout my time here, both as manager and assistant,” Robinson said.
“We have qualified for Europe, reached two cup finals and achieved a third-place finish, on top of developing some wonderful players in my time here.
“We cleared the club’s external debt through player sales, cup runs and league positions. The club has numerous assets going forward, and I’m sure that there will have a strong finish to the season with the brilliant coaching staff currently there.
“My goal was always to leave the club in a healthier position. I believe the staff and I have done this.
“I now feel it is the time for someone new to take the club forward as I feel I have taken it as far as I can.
“I would like to put on record my thanks to Jim McMahon, Alan Burrows and the rest of the board, as well as the fans for their loyalty and support to my family and I throughout.
“I will take a short break before looking at new challenges ahead. But my family and I will forever be Motherwell fans. I wish the staff, supporters and club as a whole every success in the future.”
Who next for the Fir Park club? Keith Lasley has taken interim charge and with a successful playing career at the club behind him and coaching experience, he may back himself to take on the job full time.