March 1999

Sex offences and prison term

In March 1999, Graham Rix origionally from Doncaster was sentenced to 12 months in prison, of which he served six, for having underage sex and indecently assaulting a 15-year-old girl, who was the daughter of a family friend. He was also ordered to be placed on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years, and banned by the FA from working with youth players under the age of 16. 

Upon his release from prison he immediately rejoined Chelsea in his old job. He won the FA Cup again in 2000 before leaving the club after Vialli was sacked by Ken Bates, after a brief spell as caretaker manager.