Kevin Davies Lands First Managerial Role at Southport

  • October 18, 2017 | By Chris Mann
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Former Bolton forward Kevin Davies has landed his first managerial role, having been appointed boss of non-league side Southport.

Davies, who made 407 appearances for Wanderers between 2003 and 2013, ended his playing career following a two-year stint at Preston North End in 2015 and has since been studying for a Masters in Sports Directorship at Manchester Metropolitan University.

A UEFA A Licence holder, Davies, 40, has signed a two-and-a-half year contract with the National League North side and will take charge for the first time when they play host to Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday.

"I am delighted to be appointed as the new Southport FC Manager," Davies told southportfc.net. "This is a great opportunity and the timing is right for me to step into management.

"Over my 22-year playing career I was privileged to work under some fantastic managers, including four who managed England.

"My career was built on hard work, passion and a strong desire to do whatever it takes to win a game of football. There is lots of hard work ahead and it is a challenge that I am relishing.

"This is a very exciting time to be involved with Southport FC with new investment to develop the stadium and infrastructure.

"Football is about creating memories and I, along with my assistant John Dreyer, players and staff, will be working tirelessly to take the club forward in a positive direction."

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