KARL Robinson has explained why he decided to take part in an access all areas podcast.

The first five episodes of BBC Sounds’ Moment of Truth are to be released this week, and follow the U’s head coach and Rotherham United boss Paul Warne over the final 90 days of the Sky Bet League One season.

For Robinson, highlighting the impact football has on his family life was a key factor in agreeing to partake in the podcast.

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“I’ve heard bits, embarrassing some of it,” he said.

“There’s a reason why I wanted to do it, I felt it was important that people have an understanding of how people get hurt by the game and how our lives aren’t perfect, and try and promote the fact it’s a difficult job first and foremost .

“The emotions this carries with you and what it does to your family, and what it does to the people closest to you.

“People maybe don’t truly understand, and talk about the finances and money people get paid, but I just felt it was important that I did it for other reasons, not just football reasons.”

Production company Folding Pocket was given access to the dressing room and homes of both Robinson and Warne, with about 200 hours of footage recorded.

That audio has been edited and packaged into episodes narrated by actor James Nesbitt.

“People get used to hearing how you speak, but you never get used to it,” said Robinson.

“I’ve heard the trailer and I think the first line from James Nesbitt is ‘if you don’t like swearing, this is certainly not the podcast for you’.”

Allowing so much insight into the lives of being a manager means the podcast shows the moments that supporters don’t experience.

“People think we just get on with our lives, and that we don’t care,” said Robinson.

“I love Oxford United and I feel real privilege, and I’m proud to be managing the football club, and it hurts us when we lose.

“There’s some great times though, that don’t get captured, and there’s some great moments that people don’t ever get to hear.

“Almost as well, the mixed messages that managers come out with, and in this podcast, we’ve explained why we went with that tact in the media, to protect a player or make sure that the outcome is for the benefit of the team.”

The impact the football season has on his family was something Robinson was keen to highlight.

“There’s one of the shows with my mum and they follow her to the game, and she speaks to them about what she goes through,” he said.

“My daughter speaks how it keeps us apart at certain times.

“I just want people to understand that the reason why I did this, was to make people realise that we’re not perfect.”