Perhaps most fondly remembered for guiding England to the semi-finals of Italia 90, Robson was thought of equally as fondly on the continent, where he managed PSV, Sporting Lisbon, Porto and Barcelona.
In the cynical, cut-throat industry of football, Robson was known for always conducted himself with dignity and treating others with respect.
Robson became famed for his wit, humour and warmth, with many of his quotes remembered fondly. Here, we’ve compiled some of the greatest quotes about the great man, with a few of his thrown in too.
These players knew how to make their mark.
This will do your head in.
Featuring plenty of Razor Ruddock.
One of the World Cup’s most infamous matches.
Dean Ashton’s career was cruelly cut short.
Fair play to the Brazil fan dressed as a sticker.
This is outstanding.
Five penalties were given, but only three scored.
His free-kicks alone were worth the entrance fee.
Juan Carlos Valeron was a true footballing artist.