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Monday, April 6, 1998 Published at 15:48 GMT 16:48 UK

Sport: Football

Bobby Robson returns to PSV
image: [ Robson has tasted success all over Europe ]
Robson has tasted success all over Europe

Former England manager Bobby Robson will take over at the Dutch club PSV Eindhoven next season.

Robson, who led the club to back-to-back championship titles in 1991 and 1992, will take over from Dick Advocaat, who is leaving to take charge of Glasgow Rangers.

The Tyneside-born Robson has signed a contract for one year with PSV, who are sponsored and partly funded by the Dutch electronics giant Philips.

Robson, 65, is still employed by Spanish champions-in-waiting Barcelona, despite being replaced as coach earlier this season by Dutchman Louis van Gaal.

[ image: Bobby Robson won the Cup Winners' Cup with Barcelona]
Bobby Robson won the Cup Winners' Cup with Barcelona
£1m a year salary

Last year, Newcastle United tried to entice Robson back to his native North East to replace Kevin Keegan, but he turned them down and later spurned a similar offer from Everton.

The Spanish sports newspaper El Mundo Deportivo claimed Robson, who led England to the World Cup semi-finals in 1990, would be paid $1.59m (£1m) a season.

Robson made his name with Ipswich Town in the early 1980s, and his impressive c.v. also includes spells at Sporting Lisbon and FC Porto.

At his age, his appointment appears to be a stopgap measure by PSV and speculation will continue about who will replace him at the end of next season.

One name which is bound to be mentioned is Ruud Gullit, who won the FA Cup last year with Chelsea but was later sacked by the club after a dispute over money.

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