The former A-League player and 2006/07 Championship winner will start immediately.

He will lead Brisbane’s young Roar side in the upcoming NYL competition as well as the 2017 NPL QLD campaign.

For the past three years, Robinson has been head coach of Ballarat Red Devils in the Victorian National Premier Leagues.

Robinson said he was looking forward to being part of the club's coaching set-up and would relish the opportunity to help produce future Brisbane Roar footballers.

"I'm really excited to now be part of the Brisbane Roar family," he said.

"My role is to help provide a pathway for players to develop and become the next generation of Brisbane Roar footballers."

Roar coach John Aloisi said Robinson was a fine addition to the club's coaching staff.

"He's got a great work ethic and is really committed to coaching. He'll be a great addition at the Roar," he said.

The English-born former professional footballer said coaching has been one of his strong passions since a young age.

"I've been given an overview of the club's youth team set up and I'm really excited and looking forward to this challenge," Robinson said.