Sir Robert William Robson famously known as ‘Bobby Robson’ is to be commemorated with a National Football Day named in his honour. The event is to be marked the Football Association's 150th anniversary celebrations and will be held on 10 August to coincide with the start of the 2013-14 season, four days before England play Scotland at the New Wembley.
Also reports suggesting Sir Robson's widow, Elsie with his family are to be around and the FA intend to involve around 150 different clubs at all levels, with the idea being to promote grassroots football.
A young Robson started his senior career at Craven Cottage before taking up his first managerial duty up at the same team.A short spell at Fulham gave him the boost to what he achieved an incredible career as a football manager.
Robson crafted his spell at Ipswich Town in such a manner that he needed to buy only fourteen players from other clubs in his thirteen remarkable years at helm.He believed in the Ipswich's youth programmes and was known to bring the best out his home grown players through amid tactical genius, with his good interpersonal skills, caring attitude, hard work and enthusiasm helping them to achieve their best.This was also a reason in him being the front runner to take over as the manger of three lions after their dismal performance at the 1982 World Cup. Ron Greenwood was eventually replaced by Robson and he managed the English side in the next two main event bringing the closest to a penalty shootout semi final loss to West Germany at 1990 World Cup.
Also known to have been influenced the likes of Jose Mourinho and Andre Villa Boas,Robson led to programmes involving degrees in coaching and managing a football team.It was under Robson,that Mourinho realised his abilities to manage a side and a dream to move to England.
After handing league and cup success at PSV Eindhoven,Porto and Barcalona,Robson moved back to England with Newcastle United before hanging up his boots in august 2004.His services were honoured at St James’ Park and Portman Road by putting up his statue,a memory in the name of his footballing achievements and goodwill towards the game.