Chelsea and QPR legend Sexton dies

Legendary former Chelsea and QPR manager Dave Sexton has died, aged 82.

Sexton led Chelsea to their famous FA Cup triumph in 1970 and to the European Cup Winners’ Cup the following year.

And at QPR he managed the club’s best ever team – the 1975/76 side that included the likes of Gerry Francis and Stan Bowles and missed out on the league title by one point.

He also managed Manchester United and had two spells in charge of the England Under-21s.

Sexton was appointed as Chelsea boss in 1967 and spent seven years at the helm.

He was later reunited with Blues stalwarts Dave Webb and John Hollins at QPR, where he took over from Gordon Jago in 1974.

Both players were instrumental as Rangers so nearly became champions and as they starred in the Uefa Cup the following season.

After a four-year spell at United, he spent 13 years as England Under-21 boss – a job he returned to in the mid-1990s.

In 2005, Sexton was awarded an OBE for his services to football.



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