The oldest manager to have won the English Premier League (EPL) is Sir Bobby Robson. Born on February 18, 1933, Robson achieved this feat as the manager of Newcastle United during the 1996-1997 season.
Robson's managerial career spanned several decades and included successful stints at clubs such as Ipswich Town, Sporting Lisbon, Porto, and Barcelona. However, it was his time at Newcastle United that saw him etch his name in EPL history. At the age of 63 years and 236 days, Robson guided Newcastle to a remarkable second-place finish in the 1996-1997 season, narrowly missing out on the title to Manchester United.
Under Robson's leadership, Newcastle United amassed an impressive 78 points, with a record of 22 wins, 12 draws, and only 8 losses. Robson's attacking style of play, coupled with a talented squad that included players like Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, and David Ginola, made Newcastle United one of the most exciting teams to watch that season.
On This Day In 1999 -— Newcastle United Times (@Newcastle_Times) September 3, 2020
Sir Bobby Robson took charge over Newcastle United 😍 pic.twitter.com/NCN9gulBVT
Robson's achievement as the oldest manager to win the EPL is a testament to his tactical acumen, man-management skills, and passion for the game. His extensive experience and ability to motivate and inspire his players were key factors in Newcastle United's success that season.
Beyond his EPL success, Sir Bobby Robson's legacy extends far beyond a single season. He is regarded as one of the most respected figures in English football, not only for his managerial achievements but also for his character and contributions to the sport. Robson's impact on the game was recognized with numerous accolades and honors throughout his career, solidifying his status as a true footballing legend.
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