Former Doncaster Rovers boss in drugs arrest

Former Doncaster Rovers manager Kerry Dixon.
Former Doncaster Rovers manager Kerry Dixon.
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Former Doncaster Rovers manager Kerry Dixon has been arrested on suspicion of drug dealing, according to a national newspaper.

Dixon, 52, who was manager at Belle Vue during the 1996-97 season and also played 16 games for the Rovers, was seized in a police swoop and has been accused of dealing cocaine, The Sun has reported.

The ex-England and Chelsea goal grabber, who scored 193 goals for the London club between 1983 and 1992, was arrested at an address in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, last week.

He now works as a pundit for Chelsea’s in hous 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.