Hatters legend Harford in controversial MK Dons move

LEGENDARY Town stalwart Mick Harford has courted controversy by joining local rivals MK Dons as the new assistant to boss Karl Robinson.

The ex-Hatters chief, Town and England star will replace John Gorman as Robinson’s number two following his retirement, while former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has also joined as part-time first team coach.

The appointment is sure to raise eyebrows at former clubs Luton and AFC Wimbledon, but Harford said he isn’t interested in any criticism.

He said: “I’m here for football reasons, I’m not getting into the political side of it.

“I’m here to work for Milton Keynes Dons, it’s a great opportunity for me to get back into football.

“I’ve been out of work for two and a half years. Karl asked me to join him when they knew John was leaving.

“I met Karl on numerous occasions, got to know him, I was impressed by what I saw, what he talked about and his knowledge of the game, so it was an easy decision to join.”

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