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Bobby Campbell     Manager of Portsmouth Football Club      May 1982 – May 1984

 

Bobby Campbell succeeded Frank Burrows in May 1982 and repeated Burrows' achievements by earning promotion - and this time the Division Three title - in his first season.

The following season saw the club struggle to maintain any consistency in the league, and also saw the indignity of an FA Cup exit to rivals Southampton.

While the club were never in serious danger of relegation, it was all enough to cost Bobby Campbell his job.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extract from WIkipedia September 2012

Robert J Campbell (born 23 April 1937 in Liverpool) was a football player and later manager. He began his career with Liverpool, where he also won England Youth international caps. He then moved on to Portsmouth and later Aldershot.

After injury ended his career in 1966, he turned his hand to coaching, at Portsmouth and then, with greater success, at Queens Park Rangers. He went on to work under Bertie Mee at Arsenal as first-team coach, after Steve Burtenshaw's resignation and subsequent departure to Sheffield Wednesday in 1973.

His first managerial job came at Fulham in 1976, after his former boss Alec Stock was sacked. After four mediocre years where his major achievement was a 1million GBP gross transfer profit, he was sacked when the team made a poor start to the 1980-81 season. He moved on to Portsmouth, whom he led to the Third Division title in 1982-83.

Towards the end of the 1987-88 season, Campbell was appointed assistant to manager John Hollins at Chelsea, a team in the midst of a relegation battle; one month later Hollins was sacked and Campbell appointed caretaker manager until the end of the season. Campbell was unable to turn around the club's fortunes in the eight games which remained that season, and they were relegated via the short-lived play-off system.

He made amends the following season, however, as his side romped to promotion as Second Division champions with a haul of 99 points. A year later, he led to Chelsea to a 5th place finish in the First Division, their highest league placing since 1970. He was relieved of his managerial duties after an 11th place finish and appointed personal assistant to Chelsea chairman Ken Bates in 1991.

Campbell went on to coach in Saudi Arabia.

Campbell now collects old AHU filters from various Maintenance companies across London.

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