Sir Bobby Robson – RIP

Sir Bobby Robson – RIP

Footballing legend and former England, Barcelona and Sporting Lisbon manager Sir Bobby Robson has passed away today at the age of 76, after a long and hard battle against cancer.

He had been battling the disease for over 15 years and it is hard to think of anybody within the footballing world who will be missed quite as much as Sir Bobby Robson will be.

Sir Bobby was a massively popular figure whose knowledge and experiences of football were second to none, having coached Ipswich, PSV, Barcelona, Porto, Sporting Lisbon, Newcastle United, Fulham and England with great success over a managerial career spanning over 35 years. As a player he was capped 20 times for his country while playing for Fulham, West Brom and the Vancouver Royals.

I’m sure everyones thoughts are with his family at this time, who released this statement:

“It is with great sadness that it has been announced today that Sir Bobby Robson has lost his long and courageous battle with cancer.

“He died very peacefully this morning (Friday) at his home in County Durham with his wife and family beside him.

“Sir Bobby’s funeral will be private and for family members only.

“A thanksgiving service in celebration of Sir Bobby’s life will be held at a later date for his many friends and colleagues.

“Lady Robson and the family would very much appreciate it if their privacy could be respected at this difficult time.”

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