Sir Bobby's �3.6 million will

FORMER Ipswich and England football manager Sir Bobby Robson has left his entire �3.6million fortune to his family, it has been reported.

Ken McErlain

FORMER Ipswich and England football manager Sir Bobby Robson has left his entire �3.6million fortune to his family, it has been reported.

Sir Bobby died in July last year aged 76 following a battle with lung cancer and details of his will emerged this week.

Sir Bobby has left his estate to his wife Elsie and three sons, Paul, 52, Andrew, 50, and Mark, 46.

It includes his home in Urpeth Hall, County Durham, his Rolls Royce and other mementoes.

The man dubbed “the gentleman of British football” had helped raise over �1.2m to fight cancer after setting up the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

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He personally overcame the disease five times and expressed his wish the charity would be his lasting legacy.

Sir Bobby made his name in club management at Ipswich following a distinguished playing career, which saw him earn 20 England caps.

He arrived at Portman Road in 1969 following an unsuccessful first attempt at management with Fulham.

After four seasons, Robson led Ipswich to fourth place in the First Division and success in the Texaco Cup in the 1972-73 season.

In the following nine seasons the team finished no lower than sixth place in the First Division only once and lifted the FA Cup after beating Arsenal 1-0 in 1978.

Sir Bobby's reign at Portman Road lasted 13 years, during which time the club twice finished as League runners-up and made regular appearances in European competitions, capturing the UEFA Cup in 1981 with a 5-4 aggregate victory over Dutch side AZ 67 Alkmaar.

Robson left the club in 1982 after being offered the England job. He also went on to manage Barcelona, PSV Eindhoven, Porto, Sporting Lisbon and Newcastle United.

In 2002, Robson was knighted and a life-size statue of the man was unveiled opposite the Cobbold Stand at Portman Road.

In 2006, he was named as honorary president of Ipswich Town Football Club, the first since Lady Blanche Cobbold who died in 1987.