3.89 Years. [15] Robson moved on to manage the England national football team in 1982. This is the profile site of the manager Sir Bobby Robson. [9] He left Fulham in 1967 and joined the Vancouver Royals in Canada as both a player and a manager. Albion said no when Robson asked for a bigger salary, and he moved back to Fulham. In 2002, he was knighted. [33] He played for Albion for six years. Sir Robert William "Bobby" Robson CBE was an English association footballer and manager. Platitudes get thrown around a little too easily in the modern game, but Sir Bobby represented the best of us. On 17 October 2006, Robson was given the all-clear. Robson was sacked the following season. He offered Robson a contract to play professional football. Newcastle have struggled since Robson was sacked in 2004, but it was his passing in 2009 that truly hit home. [24], The next year, Robson went back to England to work for the Football Association. Sir Robert William "Bobby" Robson CBE (18 February 1933 – 31 July 2009)[1] was an English association footballer and manager. In 1950, the Fulham F.C. He was always ready to hand responsibility to players, and it allowed him to evolve with the times. They won the league in his first two seasons. He knew how to draw out the best from his squad, and he always them the chance to express themselves on the pitch. Eindhoven for one season. Robson was known to be a tactical genius, adding only 14 players during his 13-year stint at Ipswich Town. [10], Robson was selected for England while at West Bromwich Albion. Close, but no cigar. Fulham were struggling with 16 points from 2… This time they lost to West Germany in a penalty shoot-out. [48], The following sections describe Robson's club and international career statistics. [42] In 2005, Robson was made an Honorary Freeman of Newcastle. Robson was born in Sacriston, County Durham, England in 1933. team Position; World Cup 1990 Italy: England: Manager: World Cup 1986 Mexico: England: Manager: WC Qualifiers Europe 1988/1989: England: Manager: WC Qualifiers Europe 1984/1985: England: Manager: Friendlies 1990: England: Manager: Friendlies 1989: England: Manager: Friendlies 1988: England: Manager: Friendlies 1987: England: Manager: Friendlies 1986: England: Manager: Friendlies 1985: … [45] He also received the Eircom International Personality of the Year in 2006. However, he had to share the management role with someone else. He left England to manage other football teams in Europe. There was no need for macho posturing or dominating behavior that many English managers still cling to maintain control over the team. He did it all because he had a love for the game, which was obvious whenever he got the chance to speak about football. This meant he missed the first months of the 1995–96 season. Years Active: 1968-2004. However, they did not win any European competitions and in 1992 Robson lost his job. 31.07.2009 (†76), Avg. [46], In May 2008 was the 30th anniversary celebrations of Ipswich Town's 1978 FA Cup win. He played almost 600 matches and scored over 100 goals. He was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2003. With 35 years of managerial experience, it’s safe to say that he knew what he was doing, and there was a steely resolve amidst the good-natured chatter and friendly smile. [22] In his short time at the club, he signed Ronaldo and led the club to win the Spanish Cup, Spanish Super Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup. His ill health affected his work. [28], Robson was married to his wife Elsie from 1955 until his death. He played almost 600 matches and scored over 100 goals. Due to injury in a friendly against Chile, Robson had to leave from the squad. term as coach : He won the UEFA Cup with Ipswich back in 1981 to add to his FA Cup win with the club, while he also led PSV and Porto to the title on his forays abroad. This is an overview of the career of a manager. [13], Over the next nine seasons in the First Division, only once did Ispwich finish lower than the sixth place . This page was last changed on 14 September 2020, at 23:35. These included clubs from Holland, Portugal and Spain. He also played for the England national team. [17] Four years later, in the 1990 FIFA World Cup, Robson led England into the semi-finals. He then managed the England national football team for eight years, from 1982 to 1990. and Ipswich Town F.C.. Feb 18, 1933, Place of birth: However he won no major competitions or trophies during his first four years in charge. Barcelona and England are two of his most famous roles, but he’s revered at both Ipswich Town and Newcastle United where he helped to shape some of their most successful moments in history. He was set to complete his contract as consultant to the Irish team. [12] In 1969 he became manager of Ipswich Town F.C. With Sir Bobby at the helm, the Three Lions were only stopped by West Germany on penalties in the 1990 World Cup, which is as close as they’ve come since their solitary triumph back in 1966. His approachable persona and gentlemanly conduct gave him no end of respect from players and opposition alike, and he would offer the perfect antidote to the siege mentality tactics popularized by Jose Mourinho, whom he influenced during his time at Barcelona. The team were relegated in his first season there. [29][30], In 1991, Robson was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, from which he recovered the following year. He started to manage Fulham. [3][5], Robson played in his first professional football game for Fulham F.C. term as coach : Last club : Most games for . [20] Robson joined Portuguese club Sporting Clube de Portugal in July 1992. He might not be the greatest manager of all time, but his ability to have an impact on people served him well as a coach, allowing him to transcend what we expect from a football manager. [41] In 2005, he received a lifetime achievement award from the Sports Coach UK Awards. [7][8] Fulham sold some important players after Robson came back to the team. He died in 2009. Robson managed Fulham F.C. In 1990, after his eight years as England manager, he was awarded a CBE. [36] He also worked on ITV during the 2002 World Cup and the 2004 European Championship. The runner-up on this list hardly needs an introduction, but here goes. [6] He spent six years at the club before moving to West Bromwich Albion for £25,000.

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