Former Doncaster Rovers boss Kerry Dixon on drugs charge

Former Doncaster Rovers manager Kerry Dixon.

Former Doncaster Rovers manager Kerry Dixon.

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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.