Bryan Robson was popularly known as Captain Marvel during his time with Manchester United. The midfielder was the longest serving captain in the club’s history. He was one of the most important players in helping United start their dominance of the 90s. Robson’s playing career finished in 1996 so just what is the 53-year-old doing with his life at present?
Ex-footballers can end up doing all sorts of things and management is the path that Robson chose. After spells in England with West Brom, Middlesbrough, Bradford and Sheffield United, he is now the national coach of Thailand. This has been his first taste of international management and he is contracted to manage the team through to the 2014 World Cup. Up until two months ago Robson was trying to get the team to the 2011 Asian Cup. However, a recent 1-0 defeat to Iran saw their qualification hopes ended.
As is the case with a lot of United’s legendary ex-players, Robson still has ties with the club. He has the rather official sounding role of Ambassador at United. He splits this role with his main duties of coaching the Thailand team and, alongside United great Sir Bobby Charlton; he is helping United to “promote its commercial and charitable aims.”
Along with his good work for Manchester United, Robson is also aiming to build community sports academies that can benefit small football clubs. He is currently associated with the company which is called Robson Lloyd Consultancy Ltd.
Bryan Robson played the game in a whole-hearted fashion which made him loved by United fans, and whilst coaching Thailand brings different challenges and motivation, Captain Marvel looks like he is doing well for himself.
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