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Life of Sir Bobby celebrated

A huge fundraising celebration will be held to remember the life of Sir Bobby Robson and to mark what would have been his 80th birthday.

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Andre Villas Boas pays tribute to Sir Bobby

Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas has paid tribute to Sir Bobby Robson on what would have been the ex-Newcastle and England manager's 80th birthday.

Andre Villas Boas called Sir Bobby "someone I will always cherish" Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

"Sir Bobby is one of the great managers of the game and without him I probably would not be where I am now.

He offered me a unique opportunity to get involved in football, taking me under his wing when I was still a teenager.

His enthusiasm and passion for management certainly rubbed off on me.

He was not only a great manager but a great man and I will never forget his generosity towards me, he will always be an inspiration.

I am always keen to support the Bobby Robson Foundation and the excellent work that it carries out.

Bobby is a person that I will always cherish, and I hope the Foundation continues to prosper in his name."

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