Watford hall of fame inductee Paul Robinson has been named lead professional development coach at Birmingham City.

The defender spent seven years with the Hornets at the beginning of his professional career, before representing West Brom, Bolton, Leeds and the Blues, where he will now take charge of the Under-18s.

In May this year, Robinson's contribution to Watford was recognised at the club's end of season awards evening, where he said the Hornets would always have a place in his heart.

The former defender, who moved into coaching full-time after retiring as a player in February last year, has a UEFA A Licence, and assisted Birmingham's Under-23s last season.

“We are really excited about Paul leading our Under-18 programme," Academy Manager Kristjaan Speakman told the Birmingham City website.

"He has a wealth of experience as a player and is committed to reaching the same level as a coach. Moving to the Under-18 group provides him the opportunity to lead the coaching process and further practice and refine his coaching.”