Ex-Blues boss Sexton dies aged 82

Dave Sexton
Dave Sexton was also notable for his spell as England under-21 coach. Photo: PA

Former Chelsea manager Dave Sexton has died aged 82.

Sexton led the Blues to FA Cup glory in 1970 and secured their first European success in the Cup Winners' Cup the following year.

His managerial career began at Leyton Orient and from there he moved on to Chelsea, before enjoying spells in charge of QPR, Manchester United, the England Under-21 team and Coventry.

The Football Association's director of football development Sir Trevor Brooking said: "It is a sad day for English football.

"Anyone who was ever coached by Dave would be able to tell you what a good man he was, but not only that, what a great coach in particular he was.

"In the last 30-40 years Dave's name was up there with any of the top coaches we have produced in England - the likes of Terry Venables, Don Howe and Ron Greenwood.

"His coaching was revered."

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Sad to hear that Dave sexton has passed away. He was my u21 coach and was a lovely man,great football knowledge . Thoughts with his family.

Sexton had two stints in charge of England Under-21s, first leading the team to back-to-back European titles in 1982 and 1984 during a 13-year reign which ended in 1990 and then returning to the helm between 1994 and 1996.

A former player with Luton, West Ham, Leyton Orient, Brighton and Crystal Palace, Sexton was awarded an OBE in 2005 for services to football.