Robins has unfinished business in Rotherham

Rotherham chairman Tony Stewart admits it is flattering for manager Mark Robins to be linked with the Norwich City vacancy - but believes he has unfinished business in South Yorkshire.

Rotherham chairman Tony Stewart admits it is flattering for manager Mark Robins to be linked with the Norwich City vacancy - but believes he has unfinished business in South Yorkshire.

Former City striker Robins, 39, was one of the first names mentioned as a potential candidate for the Carrow Road job after the sacking of Glenn Roeder.

But he signed a new four-year-deal with the League Two club last August and his chairman said he had "a big job to do".

"I have a marvellous rapport with Mark and no approach has been made," said Stewart. "I'd be amazed at the end of the day (if Mark went). But business is business and I've been in business for 35 years and am used to any type of surprise, although I wouldn't say shock.


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"I suppose it's quite flattering. In his short spell here, Mark has taken responsibility and he's a professional guy.

"But he has a big job to do, with the first leg of the Johnstone's Paints Trophy area final taking place at Scunthorpe this week, and we are just two games away from Wembley.

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"With his acquisitions in my reign, we've all seen a constant shift and improvement.

"It's gone so well and we want him to carry on the incremental movement in performance and one of things we are getting is consistency.

"I think, if anything after the last two seasons, foundations are getting put in place at this club."

Stewart said Robins was sure to move on one day, but not yet.

"As an older guy, I believe that sometimes the best deals take a bit longer," he said.

"Mark is getting a good grounding at Rotherham. No doubt he will move forward with a bigger group one day, but it's all about timing.

"We're all excited and know that he's looking forward, as we are as a club. The way we started this season has given him confidence in the club and the supporters and I have the same confidence in him as he has in us.

"There's a good feeling about the club and we're walking tall."

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