Former Albion star Sexton dies

The Argus: Dave Sexton (right of picture) being interviewed by Des Lynam in 2001 Dave Sexton (right of picture) being interviewed by Des Lynam in 2001

Former Albion star and leading manager Dave Sexton has died aged 82.

Sexton scored 28 goals in 53 appearances for the club in the late 1950s.

He was part of the Division Three South title-winning side in 1957-58 and was considered to be the brains of the Albion strikeforce.

He went on to enjoy a successful managerial career, notably leading Chelsea to FA Cup glory in 1970 and the European Cup Winners' Cup the following year.

Sexton also had 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.”

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3:44pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Chi Gull says...

Saw him a few times at Withdean. A real gentleman.
Saw him a few times at Withdean. A real gentleman. Chi Gull

5:49pm Sun 25 Nov 12

pablobrowno says...

Rip
Rip pablobrowno

8:49pm Sun 25 Nov 12

hubby says...

Only two comments?
This man is a legend.
A gentleman from a bygone age.
RIP.
Only two comments? This man is a legend. A gentleman from a bygone age. RIP. hubby

3:16pm Mon 26 Nov 12

ballantrrae says...

Chi Gull wrote:
Saw him a few times at Withdean. A real gentleman.
I watched him playing for the Albion from 1958 when we first reached Division 2 (now the Championship) and also one of the last games of the previous season when we clinched promotion.
Always thought he might have Managed the Seagulls.
RIP
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: Saw him a few times at Withdean. A real gentleman.[/p][/quote]I watched him playing for the Albion from 1958 when we first reached Division 2 (now the Championship) and also one of the last games of the previous season when we clinched promotion. Always thought he might have Managed the Seagulls. RIP ballantrrae

8:26pm Mon 26 Nov 12

fratsomrover says...

Lovely guy. Had the pleasure of playing against him in the early 70's. He played centre half alongside George Petchey with George Cohen and Mel Hopkins as his fullbacks. I was the young centre forward trying to make an impression. Though marking me,he spent much of the game trying to help me by telling me how to curve my runs to maximise my speed. As I was living in Chelsea at the time, I also used to watch him coaching Osgood, Hutchinson and Garland at Stamford bridge. A real gent and a coach through and through. RIP
Lovely guy. Had the pleasure of playing against him in the early 70's. He played centre half alongside George Petchey with George Cohen and Mel Hopkins as his fullbacks. I was the young centre forward trying to make an impression. Though marking me,he spent much of the game trying to help me by telling me how to curve my runs to maximise my speed. As I was living in Chelsea at the time, I also used to watch him coaching Osgood, Hutchinson and Garland at Stamford bridge. A real gent and a coach through and through. RIP fratsomrover

10:48am Tue 27 Nov 12

Yogi says...

Great player, gentleman, great coach too. Also thought he might manage us.

LEGEND!!!
Great player, gentleman, great coach too. Also thought he might manage us. LEGEND!!! Yogi

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