By Ben MacDonald and Campbell Finlayson
Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson would be a huge loss if he were to depart the club to join one of the Edinburgh sides, according to Andy Ross.
The Northern Irishman has been heavily linked with the vacant Hearts post, as well as the same position at their city neighbours’ Hibs, following the departures of Craig Levein and Paul Heckingbottom respectively, earlier this week.
Ross, host of the MFC Podcast , believes that the ‘Well boss would be a huge loss to the Lanarkshire club were he to take over at either of the capital sides, saying; “He’s done a fantastic job on a shoestring budget, brought young guys into the fold and the enthusiasm and style of play so far this season has been very encouraging.
“Third place in the league, things are looking very good. To disrupt that rhythm would be, I’m not going to say a disaster but it would be a massive blow to the team and the squad as a whole.”
A move to Tynecastle or Easter Road would be a step up in terms of the size of the club, but Ross believes that the 44-year old would be able to cope.
He said; “I think he would do a good job. He’s shown that he can work on a limited budget, who knows, if he had money to spend he could go on and do even better and win a trophy or something like that.”
Robinson has been in charge of the Fir Park side since March 2017, leading them to the final of both the Scottish Cup and Betfred Cup that season, where both times they lost out to Celtic. Motherwell currently sit third in the Scottish Premiership, six points behind the two Glasgow clubs at the top of the table.