Mourinho donates FIFA award for Robson charity

Updated: 20 September 2011 13:54 IST

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has donated a coaching trophy awarded for his treble-winning season with Inter Milan for auction in memory of mentor Bobby Robson.

Mourinho donates FIFA award for Robson charity

London:

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has donated a coaching trophy awarded for his treble-winning season with Inter Milan for auction in memory of mentor Bobby Robson.

Former England and Barcelona manager Robson died of lung cancer two years ago at age 76. He is credited with helping launch Mourinho's career in football.

"The entire family is completely astounded by this generous gift from Mr. Mourinho," Robson's son Mark said. "We are thrilled and so thankful to him."

Proceeds of the sale of the FIFA coach of the year award Mourinho won in 2010 will go to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

"My dad would have been so proud by the way all the different clubs and football managers around the world are pulling together by contributing such incredible prizes," Mark Robson said.

Mourinho had a low-key playing career and his break in football came as a result of being hired as an interpreter for Robson at Sporting Lisbon in 1992.

Robson took Mourinho with him when he was hired as coach of Porto and the duo also worked together at Barcelona during the 1996-97 season.

Mourinho moved into the management at Benfica, but made his name back at Porto where he won the 2004 Champions League, before joining Chelsea and winning the Premier League twice.

Mourinho became Real Madrid coach in 2010.

Topics : Football Real Madrid Inter Milan John Terry
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