Timeline: The life and times of Sir Bobby Robson

Sir Bobby Robson is a football legend

Sir Bobby Robson is a football legend - Credit: Paul Kingston/North News

With Ipswich Town and Newcastle United set to celebrate Sir Bobby Robson Day tomorrow, we take a look back at the life and times of the great man in our specially-created timeline.

Sir Bobby Robson is a football legend.

From his early playing days at Fulham to his managerial career, which saw him guide Ipswich Town, Newcastle United, England and a host of European clubs to success, he made an impact wherever he went.

Town fans will remember him most for leading the Blues to unlikely triumphs in the 1978 FA Cup and 1981 UEFA Cup, while for a generation of younger fans he will always be the man who guided England to the semi-finals of World Cup Italia ‘90.

That team, boasting the likes of Paul Gascoigne, Gary Lineker and David Platt, captured the nation’s hearts - and Sir Bobby was the man at the forefront.

Of course, he went on to manage several big European clubs to success, before etching his name into Newcastle United folklore with his spell at St James’ Park.

There will always be only one Sir Bobby Robson - and it is fitting that tomorrow everyone will remember him as Ipswich and Newcastle meet at Portman Road.

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