FORMER Blackburn Rovers coach Karl Robinson has become the youngest manager in the Football League after the 29-year-old was named MK Dons boss.

Robinson has been in day-to-day charge since ex-Rovers boss Paul Ince announced last month that he intended to leave the League One side at the end of the season.

Chairman Pete Winkelman has handed the former Blackburn coach a 12-month rolling contract at stadium:mk.

Robinson makes the step up from assistant manager, having acted as number two under Ince this season.

He was brought to East Lancashire by Ince in 2008 and when ‘the Guv’nor’ took over at MK Dons last year he brought in Robinson.

Winkelman said: "Karl is a young man with enormous ambition that has the talent, the enthusiasm and the maturity to build on the momentum our club is building.

"His coaching credentials and reputation within the game are already well established and his appointment provides us with some much-needed continuity in terms of team development, player identification and recruitment.

"He believes in the ambition of this football club and is passionate about continuing to help us move forward."