Aberdeen Sack Manager Robson after 'below-par' displays

Aberdeen have sacked manager Barry Robson with the Dons languishing down in eighth place in the Scottish Premiership standings.

The Dons were held to a 1-1 draw by Dundee at Pittodrie on Tuesday night, meaning their hopes of matching last term's third-place Scottish Premiership finish have been all but extinguished before January is out, with their form being patchy at best.

Robson, 45, was appointed interim Aberdeen manager in early 2023 and, after an impressive run of seven consecutive victories, he signed a two-year deal in May.

The club said in a statement that results and performances this season had "been well below the expectations set".

"Although it has been a difficult call, the board felt the change was necessary and in the best interests of Aberdeen FC," Aberdeen chair Dave Cormack told the club website.