Starting his career with Liverpool, and joining Exeter City from Torquay United, Jamie Robinson only played a dozen league games for the Grecians. He was later a senior coach with the Football Association before becoming first-team coach at Nottingham Forest following the club’s promotion to the Premier League.
Jamie became a trainee with Liverpool in 1988, and a full professional in June 1990, but never made the Anfield first- team. He was transferred to Barnsley in July 1992, where he made just nine Football League appearances, before enjoying a more fruitful spell at Carlisle United between 1994 and 1997. Jamie then came to Devon and, in just over two years, made around ninety appearances (including a play-off campaign) for Torquay United ahead of signing for Exeter City in September 1999.
Jamie made his Grecians debut at Lincoln City on 2 October 1999 and enjoyed a good run of games through to January 2000 appearing in a dozen league games and four cup ties. Then, after playing in a Football League Trophy game against Swansea City on 11 January, Jamie returned to his native North West to join Chester City who were struggling at the foot of the Football League.
Suffering from injury Jamie retired at the end of the season and took a sports science degree at Manchester Metropolitan University before working for the Professional Footballers’ Association and also Shrewsbury Town as head of youth development. He then became the FA’s head of youth elite coaching and, after eleven years based at St George’s Park, was appointed first-team coach at Nottingham Forest in July 2022.
League 12; Cups 4 (16)