Bobby Campbell

Bobby Campbell began his managerial career with Fulham and went on to manage Chelsea and Portsmouth. Bobby also had two spells overseas, managing in Kuwait.

He began his playing career with Liverpool, where he also won England Youth international caps. He then moved on to Portsmouth and later Aldershot.

He began his coaching career in 1966 at Portsmouth and then, with greater success, at QPR. After QPR, he went on to work under Bertie Mee at Arsenal as first-team coach.

Campbell became manager at Fulham in 1976, after his former boss Alec Stock was sacked. After four years 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 and he was then appointed caretaker following his departure from the club.

He guided Chelsea to promotion as Second Division champions with a haul of 99 points. He then led to Chelsea to a 5th place finish in the First Division, their highest league placing since 1970.

After Chelsea, Campbell then went on to coach in Saudi Arabia.

Honours (2)
  • promotions
    • Chelsea:
      • Promotion to Football League Division One, (1989-05-26)
    • Portsmouth:
      • Promotion to Football League Division Two, (1983-05-14)
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