There have been more ups and downs than an afternoon at the world yo-yo championships, writes Richard Fidler.
The latest installment of South Yorkshire’s football clubs merry-go-round sees Mark Robins jump off at Oakwell. Robins had previously switched horses when he left Rotherham United for Barnsley in September 2009 before deciding to leave the ride for good on Sunday.
He can be considered to have had a long tenure - in local terms at least - with 92 matches in charge of the Tykes. You have to go back to Kevin Blackwell (remember him?) at Sheffield United to find a manager who has been at a club longer.
Blackwell was replaced after 125 games at the helm for the Blades beginning a procession of new gaffers through a revolving Bramall Lane door.
If it is stability you’re after then look no further than the Keepmoat Stadium where Sean O’Driscoll can proudly boast 259 matches as top man at Doncaster Rovers.
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