Robson still hospitalised

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:36 IST

Former England manager Bobby Robson was "doing well" on Sunday, a day after being hospitalised for an undisclosed illness.

Robson still hospitalised

Ipswich:

Former England manager Bobby Robson was "doing well" on Sunday, a day after being hospitalised for an undisclosed illness.Robson, 73, was taken to the hospital during Saturday's League Championship game between Ipswich and Crystal Palace.Elaine Patten, a spokeswoman for Ipswich Hospital, said Sunday that Robson was "feeling very well, and once his investigations are completed he will be discharged."It was unclear when that would be.Robson has had successful surgery for colon cancer and also for a malignant melanoma on his face - the last in 1995.He played 584 matches for English clubs Fulham and West Bromwich Albion, then began a managerial career that took him through England, Canada, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands.Robson started managing at Fulham in 1968, but he made his name at Ipswich, where he captured FA Cup and UEFA Cup trophies in his 13 years in charge.He succeeded Ron Greenwood as England coach in 1982, guiding England to the 1986 and 1990 World Cups.He also managed at PSV Eindhoven, Sporting Lisbon, FC Porto, FC Barcelona and Newcastle. He now works as Ireland's assistant manager. (AP)



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