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NEWS: Davis appointed O's Head Coach

Experienced boss takes charge

10 July 2017

The Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Davis as Head Coach.

Davis has penned a two-year contract at the Matchroom Stadium and will work with Assistant Coach Ross Embleton as the first team continue to prepare for the 2017-18 season.

The 51-year-old, who operated as a centre-back during his playing career which spanned over 20-years, arrives with a wealth of managerial experience from spells at Northwich Victoria, Nantwich Town and Crewe Alexandra.

Davis took his first steps in management in 2003 with a brief spell at Northwich Victoria as player-manager, but it was at Nantwich Town that his managerial career flourished.

Appointed in 2004, Davis led the Club to one of their most successful eras, guiding the Dabbers to two promotions in three seasons as well as lifting the FA Vase trophy.

Following five impressive years at the Weaver Stadium, Davis made the step up to the Football League as he returned to a former Club from his playing days, when appointed Assistant Manager at Crewe Alexandra in May 2009.

During his spell as Assistant Manager Davis worked under Gudjon Thordarson and Dario Gradi, before being handed the managerial reigns in November 2011.

Having stepped up to the role, Davis went on to enjoy immediate success at Gresty Road by defying the odds to guide Crewe towards promotion from League Two with a 2-0 victory against Cheltenham Town in the Play-Off Final.

During his time with the Railwaymen, Davis helped develop a number of the Club’s young talents, and a year after guiding Crewe to promotion went on to experience further success at Wembley with a 2-0 victory against Southend United to lift the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

Davis went on to manage a total of 272 games at Crewe Alexandra before departing the Club in January of this year.

The Club's first interview with Davis will be published later today.


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