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Manager Profile: Bobby Campbell

Full Name: Robert George Campbell

Born: Friday, 23rd April 1937
Place of Birth: Liverpool, England
Died: Friday, 6th November 2015

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 on 7th May 1991 after an 11th place finish (reported 8th May 91) and appointed personal assistant to Chelsea chairman Ken Bates, but remained in place for last game of season on 11th May.

Managerial Record

Manager from: March, 1988
Manager until: May, 1991

PlayedWonDrawnLostForAgainstWin %Goals / Game
F.A. Cup511351120%1.00
League Cup13544241938.46%1.85
Players In

Mar 1988Kevin Hitchcock£250,000
Jul 1988Peter Nicholasunknown
Jul 1988David LeeFrom Juniors
Aug 1988Graham Robertsunknown
Aug 1988Jason CundyFrom Juniors
Jan 1989Dave Mitchellunknown
Jan 1989Dave Beasant£725,000
Mar 1989Ken Monkou£100,000
Jun 1989Damian MatthewFrom Juniors
Jun 1989Graham StuartFrom Juniors
Jul 1989Alan Dickens£635,000
Sep 1989Craig BurleyFrom Juniors
Dec 1989Erland Johnsen£306,000
May 1990Eddie NewtonFrom Juniors
May 1990Frank Sinclairunknown
Jul 1990Dennis Wise£1,600,000
Jul 1990Andy Townsend£1,200,000
Jul 1990Darren Barnard£100,000
Apr 1991Andy MyersFrom Juniors
Players Out

Mar 1988Perry Digweed
May 1988Jerry Murphy
Jun 1988Steve Wicks
Jul 1988Pat Nevin
Jul 1988Roy Wegerle
Oct 1988John Coady
Dec 1988Eddie Niedzwiecki
Dec 1988Colin Pates
Jan 1989Mick Bodley
Jun 1989Darren Wood
Aug 1989Billy Dodds
Aug 1989Joe McLaughlin
Jan 1990Micky Hazard
Jul 1990Clive Wilson
Nov 1990Graham Roberts
Dec 1990Colin West

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