Where is Bryan Robson now?
Although Bryan Robson was coming to the end of his illustrious career when the Premier League started in 1992 he still played an important part in Manchester United’s league winning side of 1992-1993 and 1993-1994.
Along with the titles he won with United, Robson also won the FA Cup on three occasions and the UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup with the club.
On the international stage Robson was a huge presence in the heart of England’s midfield during the 1980’s winning 90 caps and scoring 26 goals,
When he finally left Manchester United in 1994 he went straight into management with Middlesbrough in a player-manager capacity.
At this time he also assisted Terry Venables with the England national team where he was part of the set up of the successful Euro 96 campaign.
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When Glenn Hoddle was appointed as the new England manager he didn’t keep former England team-mate Robson on the coaching staff and he left to concentrate his efforts on his club football with Middlesbrough.
Robson had seven years on Teeside with relative success including winning a First Division title and reaching two League Cup finals and an FA Cup final.
However he ended up leaving the club by mutual consent in 2001 after failing to get the club any higher than ninth in the league or bringing in any silverware during his tenure.
After a two-year spell out of the game Robson returned to football to take on a short-term contract at Bradford City who were struggling in Division One.
Unfortunately his contract wasn’t renewed after he failed to save the club from relegation.
In 2004 Robson returned to football management when he was appointed manager of former club West Bromwich Albion and managed to save the club from relegation on the last day of the season in his first year.
Unable to save the club from relegation from the Premier League in his second year, he left the club by mutual consent in 2006.
In 2007 he was appointed as manager of Sheffield United but was relieved of his duties after only nine months after a succession of disappointing results.
Robson was back in football management again in 2009 as coach of the Thailand national team. but after only two wins in seven games he resigned in 2011.
Since 2008 he has worked for Manchester United as a club ambassador and in July 2012 he started working for the club in his current role as a global ambassador travelling the world and promoting the brand.
In 2017 Robson was signed up by Playon as one of their ambassadors. Founded by former England international Viv Anderson, Playon is a global network of sports professionals which provide ex-players with an opportunity to keep earning and maintaining their value in retirement.
The network also assists with some of the main issues ex-professionals are faced with when they retire from professional sports such as depression and anxiety.
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Bryan Robson’s #One2Eleven
Bryan Robson was a guest on Sky Sports programme The Fantasy Football Club in October 2014 where he picked the eleven best players he had ever played with in the #One2Eleven section of the show.
GK – Peter Schmeichel – I’m picking him just ahead of Peter Shilton because of his sheer presence. He always looked world-class, he was brave and he’d dominate his back four as well.
RB – Phil Neal – he could read the game unbelievably well, was a great passer of the ball and he could score goals as well.
LB – Denis Irwin – the quiet assassin, tough and quick who took all of the free kicks and penalties.
CB – Paul McGrath – I called McGrath the Rolls-Royce, he was quick, strong, fantastic on the ball and had a better touch than anybody in our squad at that time. He was so skilful.
CB – Tony Adams – A great reader of the game, a real strong defender. He was reasonable on the ball but was a great organiser.
RM– Steve Coppell – he was a great worker, whatever the manager asked him to do, he could do that role. He could work up and down and always knew what his role in the team was.
LM – Ryan Giggs – he’d definitely be up there with the best players I’ve ever played with. He had great pace, great balance and quick feet.
CM – Paul Gascoigne – Gazza is the best player I’ve played with. It’s a shame because people go on about the problems he’s had off the pitch and don’t remember what a great player he was.
CM – Roy Keane – he was a great captain, had great pace, strong in the tackle. He could score a goal and I think he’s a perfect balance with Gazza.
Striker – Kevin Keegan – Keegan was a workhorse, he worked really hard for the team. Great ability.
Striker – Gary Lineker – one of the best goal-scorers I’ve seen. He was really clever at running across the front post and he had great feet to connect with the ball the way he wanted to.
Bryan Robson: Premier League Statistics
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