Top bosses remember Sir Bobby Robson

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Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and Harry Redknapp have paid their respects to Sir Bobby Robson - the footballing legend who has inspired a fund-raising auction.

It comes five days after the Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough Auction launched online, boasting more than 150 priceless lots.

Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, said: “It has been one of the privileges of my life to have known Bobby Robson.

“That his name continues to raise so much in such a good cause is a fitting tribute to him.”

The charity auction, including prizes donated by top sportsmen, teams and celebrities, has raised more than £60,000 already.

It is running online until October 23 with the aim of raising £250,000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

A glamorous ball will also be held at The Apex, in Bury St Edmunds, on October 20, in memory of Sir Bobby and breast cancer fund-raiser Sally Balch.

For more information, to see a full list of auction lots or to make a bid, go to

See the full story and Sir Bobby Robson tributes from Arsenal’s manager and Tottenham’s boss in tomorrow’s Bury Free Press.