Jose Mourinho won the FIFA Ballon d’Or World Coach of the Year award in 2010.
Bobby Robson – at St. James’ Park
Jose won the award for leading Inter Milan to a famous treble and the European Champions League in the 2009/2010 season.
And Jose has decided to give the award away in support of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
The Ballon d’Or will be up for auction in October, and be sold to the highest bidder in an online auction next month to benefit the Foundation.
Bobby Robson’s son, Mark, is simply delighted with the action taken by Jose, who of course was Bobby’s assistant at Sporting Lisbon, Porto and Barcelona.
This is what Mark said:
“The entire family is completely astounded by this generous gift from Mr Mourinho,” We are thrilled and so thankful to him.”
“My dad would have been so proud by the way all the different clubs and football managers around the world are pulling together by contributing such incredible prizes.”
Both Mourinho and new Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas were mentored by the great man, who is one of England’s greatest ever football managers.
Bobby managed Ipswich Town from 1969 until 1982, the England National team from 1982 until 1990, and his home town club, Newcastle United, to some success from 1999 until 2004.