Bobby Robson has won the Barclaycard Premiership Manager of the Month
award for December.
"Despite being the oldest manager in the Premiership,
Bobby Robson has not lost any of the enthusiasm and drive that has been
the hallmark of his managerial style," a spokesman said of him.
Robson, who joined Newcastle two and a third years
ago, certainly deserves the award. He saved Newcastle, who was
languishing at the bottom of the Premiership table after a disastrous
reign by former manager Ruud Gullit, from relegation. He has also shared
many memorable moments at St. James, including guiding Newcastle to the
finals of the Intertoto Cup and the quarter-finals of the Worthington
Cup. He has also chalked up brilliant wins over Premiership big guns
Arsenal, Leeds and Manchester United.