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Last Updated: Monday, 7 August 2006, 10:10 GMT 11:10 UK
Robson discharged from hospital
Sir Bobby Robson
Robson has been diagnosed with cancer three times
Former England manager Sir Bobby Robson has left hospital - two days after he was taken ill when attending a match at Ipswich Town.

The 73-year-old ex-Newcastle boss complained of feeling unwell 10 minutes into Saturday's game against Crystal Palace and was taken to hospital.

After receiving the results of routine tests, he was discharged on Monday.

"Sir Bobby left the hospital to return home at about 1030 this morning," said a hospital spokeswoman.

Robson became Ipswich's honorary club president this summer and was paraded in front of the fans before the game.

The hospital did not give any details about the symptoms Robson was suffering from when he was admitted.

It is understood the former England manager was accompanied by Dr Hugh Davies, his cancer specialist, who had been a guest of Robson at the match.

When a man of his stature is rushed into hospital then the result doesn't matter. As long as he's OK, we'll be OK

Current Ipswich manager Jim Magilton

Current Ipswich manager Jim Magilton, who was taking charge of his first game, said: "There was no prouder man in the stadium today than me, knowing that Sir Bobby was in the stand.

"When a man of his stature is rushed into hospital then the result doesn't matter. As long as he's OK, we'll be OK."

Magilton's team lost the game 2-1.

In May, Robson had a cancerous tumour removed from his lung.

The tumour, which the hospital said was bigger than a golf ball, was only spotted when he had an X-ray following a skiing accident.


That was the third time he has had a cancer scare - having beaten the illness twice before, in 1992 and 1995.

A player with West Brom, Fulham and England, Robson began his managerial career with Vancouver Royals and then Fulham, before he took the reins at Ipswich in 1969.

He was in charge there until 1982 when, having won the Uefa Cup and FA Cup with the Suffolk club, he was invited to manage England.

Robson managed his country at two World Cups before leaving in 1990.

He then sought new challenges abroad with PSV Eindhoven (twice), Sporting Lisbon, Porto and Barcelona, before finally he was appointed manager of his hometown club Newcastle in 1999.

He stayed there until August 2004 when he was sacked and has since worked as a consultant for the Republic of Ireland national team.

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