SUMRITH 'Tiger' Thanakarnjanasuth believes Oxford United will continue to progress under the leadership of Karl Robinson.

The U's head coach signed a new four-year contract yesterday, with the club confirming the deal today.

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It extends Robinson's two-and-a-half year stay at the Kassam Stadium, during which he has taken United from 16th in Sky Bet League One to last season's play-off final.

Although the U's lost at Wembley, chairman Tiger feels the club have a bright future with the 39-year-old in charge.

He told the club's official website: “Karl has done an outstanding job and I am so proud of him.

"Two and a half years ago I took months finding the right manager because I needed someone with a massive desire for success.

"It took time but we definitely got the right man and we believe Karl will take this club forward on all levels.

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“He has given the whole club a very clear identity and purpose and he brings such energy and passion.

"We want to build a great club here and we are delighted that he wants exactly the same thing.”