Bobby Saxton

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Bobby Saxton
Bobby Saxton 05-05-2014 1.jpg
Saxton in the dugout for Jody Craddock's testimonial match in 2014
Personal information
Full name Robert Saxton[1]
Date of birth (1943-09-06) 6 September 1943 (age 72)[1]
Place of birth Doncaster, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1962 Denaby United
1962–1968 Derby County 96 (1)
1968–1975 Plymouth Argyle 230 (7)
1975–1978 Exeter City 92 (3)
Total 418 (11)
Teams managed
1977–1979 Exeter City
1979–1981 Plymouth Argyle
1981–1986 Blackburn Rovers
1987–1988 York City
1991 Newcastle United (caretaker)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Robert "Bobby" Saxton (born 6 September 1943) is an English former professional footballer, manager and coach, now working as a scout for Sunderland.

Career[edit]

Born in Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire,[1] Saxton managed Blackburn Rovers for five seasons after a playing career as a utility defender with several lower division clubs.[citation needed] During his managerial career, he also took charge of Exeter City, Plymouth Argyle and York City.[citation needed]

Managerial statistics[edit]

Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
Exeter City England 1 January 1977 5 January 1979 95 40 27 28 42.10
Plymouth Argyle England 5 January 1979 31 May 1981 116 43 41 32 37.06
Blackburn Rovers England 31 May 1981 30 December 1986 246 90 85 71 36.58
York City England 9 June 1987 30 September 1988 62 11 36 15 17.74

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bobby Saxton". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 8 February 2016. 

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