Burton Albion have confirmed the appointment of Mark Robinson as the new head coach at the Pirelli Stadium.

The announcement comes a day after a Scandinavian consortium completed its takeover of the Brewers, who narrowly avoided relegation this season.

Robinson spent the past couple of years in chare of Chelsea’s Under-21 side and previously had a spell in the hot seat at Wimbledon. He guided the Blues’ youngsters to back-to-back top four finished in Premier League 2.

The 59-year-old succeeds Martin Paterson, whose departure was confirmed last week following the expiry of his short-term deal.

He will assisted by Tom Hounsell in the dugout, with Elliott Axtell and Jake Kean also part of the new-look backroom team.

“I’m extremely proud to have been given this opportunity at Burton Albion,” Robinson told the club website.

“When the new owners outlined their plans and intentions for the future and meeting Ben Robinson (previous chairman), it really excited me in terms of what we can achieve together here.

“The owners have been clear with what they expect - we want to build a team that connects with the fans, and style of play will be important to that. I want to create a team that is enjoyable to watch, aggressive, and energetic, one that the fans and town feel they can really get behind and be proud to represent them.

“We want to combine the team’s success with the development of young players, something that I have been committed to throughout the last two decades as a coach.

“The owners and I are aligned in our belief that this approach will be key to the club’s long-term success while maintaining our primary focus on winning football games.

“I’m looking forward to getting started now and getting to know everyone throughout the football club, the fans, and the wider Burton community.”

Burton finished two points above the League One drop zone despite a 3-0 defeat at Fleetwood on the final day.

Sporting director Bendik Hareide added: "Mark brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in developing players and teams, which aligns perfectly with our vision for Burton Albion. We believe he fits well with the club and can contribute significantly to the development of the team.

"He has solid experience in the EFL and knows the teams and competition at this level well. Throughout the selection process, Mark has shown his commitment and alignment to a style of play which we are eager to bring to our supporters.”