Barry Robson has agreed a two-year contract as Aberdeen manager after a run of seven straight victories during his time in interim charge.

The 44-year-old former Scotland midfielder was appointed caretaker in January after Jim Goodwin was sacked.

The Dons have moved above Hearts into third place in the Scottish Premiership during his tenure.

Assistant Steve Agnew has also signed a contract until the end of season 2024-25.

Ex-Aberdeen player Robson is "honoured" by the opportunity at Pittodrie and he thanked the club's board.

“It is a very proud moment," Robson told RedTV.

“This is a great football club. When you come from up this way you know what it means to be involved, whether that is working or playing or especially as manager of Aberdeen Football Club. A very proud moment for my family and myself.

“I have always wanted to be a manager and I am lucky that I have got an opportunity at such a terrific club like Aberdeen. A real proud moment.

“When I took over in January as interim manager, I never thought about it as this being my opportunity. I never thought of it that way. I thought of it as me being here to help out the football club. When I came in, obviously I had my own ideas, which everyone does.

"All I wanted to do was help and make sure the team started to perform well. It was a really really difficult time for the football club when I took over. I remember watching the game at Easter Road. It was a difficult period we were in, so I had to come in and try and help the team and the club and thankfully we were able to do that."

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