Karl Robinson: Blackpool job did not tempt me

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson has said he was never tempted to speak to Blackpool about their managerial vacancy.

The Seasiders had an approach for the 32-year-old rejected by the Dons following a meeting between Robinson and chairman Pete Winkelman.

"What would I be tempted for?" Robinson told BBC Look East.

"I want to be in the Premier League, but I want to be at this club too. I'm still extremely young and I've got so much more to learn."

Robinson, the youngest manager in the Football League, has taken MK to two consecutive League One play-off semi-finals and has reportedly attracted attention from Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield in the past.

However, he rejected the opportunity to discuss the possibility of replacing Michael Appleton at Bloomfield Road and managing a Championship side.

Robinson's record at MK Dons

Appointed: May 2010

Games: 145

Won: 69 Drawn: 36 Lost: 40

Finished fifth in League One twice, currently sixth in 2012-13

Statistics correct to 17 January 2013

"There's a lot of things I need to do before I move on," he said.

"I don't want to run before I can walk, although I feel I am ready - I know I could do a good job, I'm not fearful of it, but I'm in a good place."

Robinson said the backing he has received from supporters since taking over at Stadium:MK as a rookie manager in May 2010 had been a major factor in his loyalty to the club.

"There was a lot of controversy surrounding my appointment," he said.

"I'd like to think over the last two and a half years that the fans and I have developed a very strong connection.

"The support they've given me has only strengthened my commitment to this club."