Karl Robinson has resigned as Charlton Athletic boss – paving the way for a move to Oxford United, according to Oxford Mail.

Oxford have been without a manager since sacking Pep Clotet in January, with Karl Robinson looking likely to be taking over.

Robinson, who spent six years at Milton Keynes Dons, has been the leading candidate with bookmakers to take over at United for several days.

Robinson joined Charlton in November 2016 from MK Dons following Russell Slade’s departure. It is believed he offered his resignation to club owner Roland Duchatelet on two different occasions.

He has left the Addicks ninth in the table, five points off the play-off places. Robinson managed 27 wins in his 75-game tenure.

“The club and Karl came to an agreement that is best for everyone involved,” Charlton director Richard Murray said.

“I’d like to place on record our thanks to Karl, who has worked tirelessly during his time at Charlton.”

Robinson revealed his frustration earlier this month at a protracted takeover process at Charlton, telling BBC Sport the situation was “completely up in the air”.

“Moving on now was not an easy decision for anybody,” the former MK Dons boss said. “But it’s what’s best for the club and everyone involved.”

“Lee and Johnnie have been fantastic during my time here and I have no doubt I’m leaving the club in good hands.”


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