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UK: Football Fans Mourn Passing of Sir Bobby Robson

Former football manager of England and Newcatle United, Sir Bobby Robson, has died this morning aged 76.

Robson, who’s playing career lasted for two decades which he spent with Fulham and West Brom, is perhaps best known for leading England to the World Cup Semi-Final in Italia 90, a match they lost on penalties to West Germany – the closest his native England came to winning the tournament since 1966.

His club management career also encompassed spells in Holland (PSV Eindhoven), Portugal (Sporting Lisbon, FC Porto) and Spain (Barcelona) before he returned to the North East of England, where he was born, to manage Newcastle United, taking over from Ruud Gullit in 1999.

Sir Bobby Robson won several club cups and championships across Europe, the UEFA Cup with Ipswich Town, and was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2007.

A huge number of fans across the continent have been touched by Sir Bobby Robson: many will mourn the passing of a great football coach who won trophies for almost every club he managed.

<a class=”highslide” onclick=”return vz.expand(this)” href=”http://theglobalherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/sir-bobby-robson.jpg”><img class=”size-medium wp-image-676″ title=”sir-bobby-robson” src=”http://theglobalherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/sir-bobby-robson-300×195.jpg” alt=”Sir Bobby Robson Speaking in May” width=”300″ height=”195″ /></a>
Sir Bobby Robson Speaking in May

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