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Last Updated: Wednesday, 8 September, 2004, 16:20 GMT 17:20 UK
Ipswich in Robson admission
Sir Bobby Robson
Robson spent 13 years in charge at Ipswich Town
Ipswich chairman David Sheepshanks has not ruled out the possibility of Sir Bobby Robson one day returning to work at the club after a 22-year absence.

Sheepshanks admitted Robson, who was sacked as Newcastle boss last month, could return to work in some capacity at the club he managed between 1969-82.

He told the club's website: "I am not ruling it out. I have thought about it and I'm sure the supporters have too.

"If one day it was appropriate, then wouldn't it be lovely?"

Sheepshanks also revealed that the club would think about raising more money through a second share issue this season.

It would enable manager Joe Royle to strengthen his squad.

Sheepshanks added: "If we are high in the table midway through the season, we may have to consider it seriously.

"But we have to judge it, where we are, where we perceive the market place is, the mood of the fans, opportunities for strengthening the squad.

" We don't want to ask fans to dig in their pockets if we don't have to."

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