Date: 13th January 2006 at 3:29pm
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Robson, 72, is 36 years older than Staunton – and reckons his experience of the game can act as a guiding hand.

He said ‘I’m really looking forward to working with the new manager and his team.

‘Stephen’s record and reputation speak for themselves and I’m delighted to help and advise Stephen in any way he sees fit.

‘I am totally confident the Irish international team has a really bright future.’