Mark Robson was appointed Barnet boss in June 2012. The 2012/13 campaign will be his first as a manager and he will certainly have his work cut out with Barnet the bookmakers' favourites for relegation. Barnet have had a couple of very close calls in recent years but under Robson they will be hoping for some improved performances.
Robson spent the majority of his playing career at Charlton Athletic, with whom he made over 100 appearances for. Other clubs including the likes of West Ham, Notts County and briefly Tottenham Hotspur.
From 2000 to 2008 Robson worked at Charlton in various roles, including first-team coach, reserve-team manager and development coach. He left the club in the summer of 2008 to work as first team coach at Gillingham. He was sacked following their relegation at the end of the season, only to be brought back and handed the assistant manager's job under new boss Andy Hessenthaler. However, he resigned a few weeks after.
In June 2010 Robson began coaching at Peterborough United. Two years later his work was noticed by Barnet who appointed him manager after Martin Allen's short-term contract came to an end.
Barnet have opted for the relatively inexperienced Robson meaning they are likely to give him time to settle. The main aim will be survival and if the club can achieve that then they will look to progress up the table in the next couple of years.