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Former Doncaster Rovers boss Kerry Dixon on drugs charge

Former Doncaster Rovers manager Kerry Dixon.

Former Doncaster Rovers manager Kerry Dixon.

Former Doncaster Rovers boss Kerry Dixon has been charged with a drugs offence.

Dixon, 52, who was manager at Belle Vue during the 1996-97 season and also played 16 games for the Rovers, was yesterday charged with possession of a class A controlled drug following his arrest earlier this year.

Kim White, 46, of Jardine Way, Dunstable, the same address as Dixon, has also been charged with possession of a class A controlled drug.

The pair will appear before Luton Magistrates Court on 14 August at 10am.

Dixon came to Rovers towards the end of a glittering career which saw him become a hero for both England and Chelsea.

He scored 193 goals for the London club between 1983 and 1992 and now works as a pundit for Chelsea’s in house TV station Chelsea TV and is a club ambassador.

Dixon arrived at Doncaster in bizarre circumstances when he was appointed by controversial benefactor Ken Richardson on the first day of the 1996-97 season after then serving boss Sammy Chung arrived at the stadium shortly before kick off to find he had been sacked.

He was sacked himself in August 1997 after a series of backroom bust-ups where it emerged that he had had no say in team selection with Richardson himself picking the team.

During a lengthy career, he also played for Luton, Millwall, Watford, Reading, Southampton and Oxford.

He played eight times for England and scored twice in a 3-0 win over West Germany in 1985 when Bobby Robson’s squad were acclimatising to the conditions in Mexico ahead of the World Cup the following year.

 

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