Oxford United boss Karl Robinson is a surprise managerial target for Malaga, according to a report by Football Insider.

The Spanish Segunda Division side are in the hunt for a new manager to replace Victor Sanchez and are keen on bringing in a left-field option.

Robinson, who is 39 years old, has done an impressive job with Oxford in League One so far this season and is apparently being considered by the Costa Del Sol side.

He played in non-league during his playing days and retired early before going into coaching at Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers.

Robinson was the assistant manager at MK Dons under Paul Ince before getting the full-time job in 2010, becoming the youngest ever manager in the Football League at the age of 29.

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He spent six years at the helm at Stadium.mk and guided them to promotion to the Championship for the first time in 2015.

The Liverpudlian parted company with the Dons in October 2016 and was back in the dugout two months later in the third tier with Charlton Athletic. He stayed at the Valley until November 2018, when he left the club and took over at Oxford on the same day.

Robinson during his Charlton days.

Robinson has done a steady job at the Kassam Stadium and his side are currently 5th in the table. An offer from Malaga now could be tempting for the highly-rated boss and the opportunity to manage in Spain may be of interest to him. The U’s will be hoping they can see off this Mediterranean interest in their manager.

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