KARL Robinson says he is dedicated to Oxford United, but admits working abroad has always appealed to him at some stage.

It comes in response to speculation linking the head coach with the vacancy at Malaga.

The club, who sit 16th in Spain's second tier, sacked Victor Sanchez at the weekend and Robinson's name has been linked.

The 39-year-old took over at United in March 2018 and after a rocky start has turned them into promotion contenders in Sky Bet League One.

Robinson said: "I signed a three year contract only six months ago, so there’s two and a half years left on that.

"That’s as strong as any other manager has got as a contract sat here right now.

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"The biggest thing for me is my wife and daughter are happy and that’s because of how we’ve been welcomed here.

"That means a lot to me. They’ve never been treated like that and it’s something that goes a long way with me, which is why I have a debt of gratitude to the club.

"For me to say I’ll never leave is impossible, but I can honestly tell you it would have to be something out of this world to make it happen.

"By the way, I could lose the next seven games and also be sacked. That’s the way this industry is as well."

Robinson said he was unaware of the link to the job in Spain until being told about the rumour this morning.

But in general working on the continent is something which he would love to do at some stage.

He said: "It’s always been something I’ve talked about quite openly that I would love to learn a new culture.

"I’m still so young and I’ve never hid from the fact it would appeal to me. 

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"I go to Holland or Belgium every few weeks to watch games.

"I’m quite up to date on European football.

"I immerse myself in it quite a lot because I’m interested in different styles and philosophies.

"Someone just told me before (about the Malaga speculation) and it’s the first I’ve heard of it.

"My agent is based in Spain most of the year but that’s all I know right now."