Toon rubbish Bobby rumours

Last updated : 30 September 2003 By Martyn Elliott

The rumours, reported to have been started by a fan site affiliated to a rival club, had reached such a level that they had been reported on national radio news bulletins and had an adverse affect on the plc’s share price.

But the club released a statement to the stock exchange on Tuesday afternoon rubbishing the claims.

It read: “Newcastle United notes recent media speculation regarding Sir Bobby Robson and confirms that Sir Bobby Robson has not resigned and that any reports to the contrary are completely unfounded.”

Panic over then.