Appointed in May 2008, he joined the club after enjoying great success with Eastleigh, with whom he gained three consecutive promotions to guide them from the Wessex League to Conference South, and won the BBC South Sports Personality of the Year award in 2006. After reaching the play-offs in his first two seasons at Sutton he guided them to the Ryman League title in 2011 and repeated that success in the National League South last season after twice missing out in the playoffs in four previous seasons at that level.
A Sutton United legend who made over 550 appearances for the club between 1977 and 1996, featuring in two Isthmian championship teams and also playing in the FA Cup victory against Coventry in 1989. He was also capped by England at semi-professional level. Rejoined the club as scout in 2008 after Paul Doswell’s arrival, and was appointed assistant manager at the end of March 2013.
Promoted to the post of assistant manager in October 2014 after having previously been chief scout, he previously worked with Paul Doswell at Eastleigh.
Appointed in October 2014, he was previously manager of Eastleigh for five seasons having spent three seasons previously in charge of Havant & Waterlooville, and before that had a spell managing the Hong Kong national side. As a player he began his career with Southampton and went on to make nearly 500 professional appearances, scoring over 100 goals, with Leeds, Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Hearts, Bristol City, Plymouth and Brighton as well as Hong Kong club Instant-Dict, where he began his managerial career.
As well as managing the injury and fitness needs of the playing squad, Bobby joined teh staff on a full-time basis in 2015 as Business Development Manager, with responsibility for managing the 3G pitch.