"I would not need much persuading to play for Mr Robson again," admitted the player yesterday.
"The great thing about him is that he always has time for his players and treats them with respect and understanding.
"At PSV, the coach Eric Gerets can be a distant figure. I always felt the approach of Bobby Robson was better suited to getting the best out of you.
"He is a great coach and very astute tactician. But he is also a players' manager and I hope I get the chance to play for him again next season."