United legend Robson returns to Old Trafford


Last updated at 11:55 20 March 2008

Manchester United have handed former captain Bryan Robson a 12-month role as a club ambassador.

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Robson - who scored 74 goals in 345 appearances for the Red Devils - will help the club to promote its commercial and charitable activity, working alongside current United director and ambassador Sir Bobby Charlton.

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The 51-year-old's decision to accept the role would appear to signal the end of his career as a manager.

The former Middlesbrough and West Brom boss left his last post at Sheffield United recently.

Announcing the appointment, Chief Executive David Gill said: “Bryan Robson was the outstanding player of his generation.

"Skilful, fearless and totally committed, he is someone who remains close to the hearts of anyone who saw him play. His relationship with Manchester United supporters is second to none and I look forward to working with him for the benefit of the Club, the team and the fans.”

Robson remains a legend in the eyes of supporters he played in front of between 1974 and 1981.

He said: “I'm delighted to have the chance to work alongside Sir Bobby Charlton and to be able to be such a central part of Manchester United's future.

"Since signing for the Club in 1981, it has always been special to me.

"I enjoyed the happiest and most memorable times of my career at Old Trafford and it will be great to play a role in making the Club even more successful.”

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