SEXTON'S CHELSEA IN PICTURES

A look into the Chelsea picture archive gives a flavour of the club during the time Dave Sexton was in charge.

With our manager between 1967 and 1974 having passed away at the weekend, the official Chelsea website shares some of those images here.

Supporters have been leaving tributes to Sexton on our Facebook page.


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Chelsea was not Sexton's first manager job - that was at Leyton Orient, but prior to his spell over in east London he was a coach at Chelsea when Tommy Docherty was manager. Above the two can be seen working with the players with the aid of a Subbuteo set.

 

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Sexton returned to Chelsea via Leyton Orient and some other coaching roles to take over from Docherty and above he can be seen at the time of his appointment, standing on the old Shed End terrace with then chairman Charles Pratt.

 

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Chelsea fans had some of their greatest days under Sexton's management and joining them in celebration of our first FA Cup win, he can be seen in the image above in one of the windows of the town hall on Fulham Broadway, drinking from the trophy. In the below picture, supporters make their feelings clear.

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Above is Sexton at work - and with the old East Stand knocked down and the current one in its prolonged construction phase, no nearby changing room meant the boss gave his team talk pitch-side.


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In more recent times - reunited with his captain Ron Harris at a club centenary event in 2005.