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Last Updated: Friday, 7 July 2006, 07:58 GMT 08:58 UK
Ipswich president role for Robson
Sir Bobby Robson
Robson is considered a legend at Portman Road
Ipswich have made former manager Sir Bobby Robson their honorary president.

The 73-year-old, an adviser to Republic of Ireland boss Steve Staunton, led Ipswich to FA Cup and Uefa Cup glory in his stint as Town boss from 1969-1982.

"The 13 years in charge at Portman Road were among the happiest of my career. I still think of Ipswich as 'my baby' and always will," said the ex-England boss.

Meanwhile, former club secretary David Rose has been made an honorary vice-president.

Ipswich chairman David Sheepshanks added: "Sir Bobby Robson is one of the great sporting heroes of our time.

"All those who support Ipswich Town hold him in high esteem and deep affection.

"Some such expressions are overused in this day and age but Sir Bobby Robson is a true football legend in his own lifetime.

"We are thrilled that he has accepted this honorary position."

Former Fulham and West Brom player Robson left Ipswich to become England boss in 1982.

He has also managed Fulham, PSV Eindhoven, Sporting Lisbon, Porto, Barcelona and Newcastle.

The last Ipswich president was Lady Blanche Cobbold, who died in 1987.



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