Vancouver Royals and England Coach Sir Bobby Robson, 76, dies
Sir Bobby Robson died today after a long battle with Cancer, flags are flying at half mast around England for one of the great English football managers who nearly took England to World Cup victory in 1990.
Robson had a spell as player/coach with the Vancouver Royals in 1967 before he went on to become the Ipswich manager winning the FA and EUFA Cup. He also managed Sporting Lisbon, Barcelona, PSV Eindhoven and Newcastle.
Remembered most for Italia 90 taking England to the semi final penalty shoot out with Germany.
Former England manager Sir Bobby Robson has died at the age of 76, following a long battle with cancer.
Robson will be best remembered on the international stage for leading England to the 1990 World Cup semi-final.
At club level, he cut his managerial teeth at Fulham before establishing his credentials at Ipswich where he won the FA Cup and Uefa Cup in a 13-year stay.
Spells at PSV Eindhoven, Sporting Lisbon, Porto and Barcelona followed before he managed Newcastle United.
Robson, who was born in County Durham and watched the Magpies from the terraces, returned to his native north-east in 1999 in what was to be his last major role in football.