It was with great sadness that I heard whilst on holiday that Sir Bobby succumbed to his fight against cancer. He truly was one of football’s greats; a player capped over 25 times by England, and a wonderful manager for many years at Ipswich, England, PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona and Newcastle.
He was a very humble man, who constantly seemed to express his good fortune at being able to live a life of football. Sir Bobby was someone who seemed to unite so many different individuals – he is someone who even Sir Alex Ferguson refers to as a football great. He walked alongside the younger players, most famously with his arm around Gazza in the Italian World Cup in 1990; and brought in many foreign players, especially following his time at Barcelona.
Football is a worse off place without Sir Bobby.