Why Oxford United boss shows giving managers time is vital according to Doncaster Rovers chief Darren Moore

Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Moore believes the man he will lock horns with on New Year’s Day is a perfect example of the benefits of giving a manager time in his job.

Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 12:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 2:13 pm

Karl Robinson has guided Oxford United to second place in League One as he approaches his two year anniversary in charge at the Kassam Stadium.

Robinson has endured some tough times in the job where he has faced pressure but Moore believes it is important to allow managers to continue to build and mould a squad in their image.

“I think that applies to any manager really,” Moore said. “If you want to build something substantial and get some continuity.

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Oxford United manager Karl Robinson
Oxford United manager Karl Robinson

“It’s not just Karl that it applies to but he’s a good example. I think there are many examples and you’re seeing some in the Premier League.

“When you get that consistency and that system, it all goes hand in hand because you’re a team, not an isolated individual, everyone plays a part.

“When you get time and continuity you build something and as long as there’s an end goal to it, you’re able to build in.

Moore says, after five months in charge at Rovers, he is still in the early stages of his building process at the club.

“There’s been new personnel been brought in, there’s a new structure,” he said.

“There’s players that have come into that new system.

“Within that, it has to continue to try to get better because that is what you’re striving to get to at the end.

“There’s things we need to get better and stuff that we constantly work at. There’s too much stuff to not be working.

“We’re working every single day on improvement. It has to be ‘today’s another day to improve.’ Am I happy? Yes. Am I satisfied? Not a chance.

“At the moment we’re a team in progress, a work in progress.

“But at the same time we don’t look for excuses because the message is clear, we’ve got to keep improving and we’ve got to keep maxing out every opportunity in training and in games.”