Graham Rix
GRAHAM
RIX

Graham Rix is the current coach of AFC Portchester in the US.  Previously e was manager of Central FC.

As a player Rix was a permanent fixture in Arsenal's first team for nearly thirteen years, signing for the club from apprentice in 1975 and going on to make over 400 appearances in the Gunners' midfield. After leaving London in 1988 Rix spent several years on the continent in France, before returning to play for Dundee in 1992. He came back to London in 1994, joining Chelsea as the Youth Team coach also becoming the team's oldest ever debutant when turning out in the European Cup Winners Cup against Victoria Zizkov, aged 37.

Working under Glenn Hoddle, Ruud Gullit and Gianluca Vialli, Rix developed a reputation as one of the country's top coaches and it was really only a matter of time before he made the step up into management. His first taste of management came at Chelsea when following Gianluca Vialli's sacking on 12th September 2000 – he was in charge for one game.

He accepted his first managerial appointment, at Portsmouth, in February 2001, replacing player/manager Steve Claridge at the Fratton Park helm.

A spell working as a scout for Watford, then followed before he accepted the post of caretaker manager at Oxford United, taking over from Ian Atkins in March 2004. After six games in charge, he was given the full time job.

After managing Oxford, Rix moved north of the border where he had a spell of managing in the SPL with Hearts.

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