Everyone at Kenilworth Road has been saddened to learn of the death of former player Dave Sexton at the age of 82.
Dave’s footballing career started at Newmarket Town before he was snapped up by the Hatters from Chelmsford in June 1951. After only nine first team starts at Kenilworth Road in two years, the bustling inside-forward moved to West Ham before taking in spells at Leyton Orient, Brighton and Crystal Palace before hanging up his boots in 1962.
His playing career of close to 200 League games pales into insignificance though compared to his future coaching and managerial accomplishments. Managing, amongst others, Chelsea, QPR and Manchester United to glory followed by a time as assistant to England manager Bobby Robson made him a household name.
Our thoughts are with Dave's family and friends at this sad time.
Picture caption: Dave Sexton (centre) picks up some future tips from Luton coach Tim Kelly