Robson will carry on with Republic job

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Sir Bobby Robson will continue as the Republic of Ireland's football consultant despite having undergone two operations this year to remove cancerous tumours.

Robson met with the Republic's manager, Steve Staunton, and John Delaney, the chief executive of the Football Association of Ireland, yesterday and stressed that he wanted to see out his two-year contract.

Last week it appeared that Robson would step down, amid speculation that Staunton was to be sacked after the defeat in Cyprus.

"I have been given the all-clear by the doctors and I am looking forward to getting back to doing the job," Robson, 73, said in a statement. Ireland's next match is at home to San Marino in November.