Former Doncaster Rovers boss ‘bankrupt’

Former Doncaster Rovers boss Kerry Dixon.
Former Doncaster Rovers boss Kerry Dixon.

Former Doncaster Rovers boss Kerry Dixon has been declared bankrupt, according to national newspaper reports.

Dixon, who was in charge of Rovers from 1996-97, was subjected to insolvency by HM Revenue and Customs in November - which has now been ordered, according to The Sun.

The former England and Chelsea goal-grabber was appointed at Belle Vue in controversial circumstances when he was appointed just hours before kick-off at the start of the 1996-97 season, then boss Sammy Chung arriving at the ground to be told he had been sacked by controversial club ‘benefactor’ Ken Richardson.

Dixon himself was later dismissed in 1997 after he revealed that he had no say in picking the team.

The football ace, 53, is Chelsea’s third highest goalscorer in history, netting 193 times in 400 games.

Last year, Dixon was charged with drugs offences after class A drugs were found at his home in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, but the case against him later collapsed.

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.

He also played 16 times for Rovers.