Former Celtic coach Chris Davies appointed Birmingham manager

Former Celtic Assistant Manager Chris Davies has been announced as the new manager of Birmingham City. The Welshman replaces another former Celt, Tony Mowbray, who had to step away from St Andrews due to his recovery from a health issue.

After their relegation to EFL League One, the Blues have decided that a young coach is exactly what they want to help lead them back to the Championship.

In their statement, Birmingham praised Davies while listing his extensive coaching CV.

“Davies has signed a four-year contract and joins the Club with immediate effect from Tottenham Hotspur after the two parties agreed compensation.

“He brings more than 15 years of coaching experience working at a number of leading Premier League teams, including Spurs, Liverpool and Swansea City, and Celtic in Scotland, operating alongside leading managers such as Ange Postecoglou and Brendan Rodgers.

“The 39-year-old is a highly regarded coach, recognised for being tactically astute, and an excellent communicator. He is also known for working with and developing exciting young talent.”

The former Liverpool coach was hired by Brendan Rodgers when he became the manager in May 2019. The Irishman took Davies with him when he left for Leicester City in February 2019; however, when Rodgers returned in June of last year, Davies did not come back to Glasgow. Instead, he was hired by Ange at Spurs as his No.2.

Best of luck to Chris on his first foray into management.

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