FORMER Celtic star Barry Robson has been sacked as manager of Aberdeen – just three days before they are due to meet Brendan Rodgers’ men at Pittodrie.
The Dons were booed off the field after last night’s 1-1 home draw with Dundee that heaped more pressure on the one-time Scotland international midfielder.
Robson, 45, was only in the position in a full-time capacity since May last year after taking over from axed Jim Goodwin last January as caretaker gaffer. After a run of seven successive wins, he agreed a two-year deal at the club.
THE FINAL RECKONING…a dejected Barry Robson applauds his players and fans after Aberdeen’s 1-0 loss to Rangers in the League Cup showdown last month.
The ex-Hoops star, who was signed by Gordon Strachan in January 2008, was in the dug-out when Rodgers’ side won 3-1 on August 13 and he watched on as the hosts racked up a 6-0 victory in November at Parkhead.
Robson has come under increasing pressure with his side currently in eighth position.
Ironically, he led the Dons to a 3-1 win over Celtic’s nearest challengers at Ibrox on September 30, a defeat that saw Michael Beale fired 24 hours later.
He was out of luck in his quest for silverware last month when they lost 1-0 to Philippe Clement’s outfit in the League Cup Final at Hampden.
First team coach Peter Leven and assistant Scott Anderson will be in temporary charge of the side for the 12.30pm kick-off against the champions on Saturday.