Former Swansea City Managerial Target Set To Become League One Boss

Tottenham Hotspur assistant manager Chris Davies is in advanced talks with Birmingham City to become their next manager according to Pete O’Rourke on Twitter (X).

He’d be the man spearheading the Blues’ rebuild if he is to make the switch to the Midlands. Birmingham will be playing in the third tier next season following their final day relegation, which will be their first time below the Championship since 1995.

They’ll be targeting an immediate return to the second division and are now one of the biggest and most ambitious sides in League One. Capturing Davies would further emphasise the direction that the club want to go in and although he’s not had any experience as a first-team manager, the 39-year-old has quite an extensive resume.

Davies has been an assistant manager at a number of top sides, most recently with Tottenham. He’s also had experience with Scottish heavyweights Celtic as well as Leicester City, working with Brendan Rodgers both times. Successful with both clubs at slightly different levels, it has seemed for a while that Davies calling as a manager has not been too far away.

He’d previously been heavily linked with the vacant Swansea City job after Michael Duff’s sacking in December. BBC Sport Wales would however report that he had decided to stay with Spurs and they’d eventually pursue former Notts County boss Luke Williams.

Having previously worked for the club, that too being with Rodgers, a move back to Wales would’ve made a lot of sense. Perhaps the 39-year-old was waiting for a better opportunity, something which may have now come.

Albeit the Blues are now in the third tier, there’s a lot to like about the prospect of a rebuild and taking them back up to the Championship. With plenty of experience at the top level as an assistant, it could be a move which works out very well for both Davies and Birmingham.

Writer’s View

This would certainly be an exciting appointment and albeit it would be his first job as a manager, Davies could excel. Tottenham have played some great football in the top flight this term and some of those styles of play and tactics could be brought over to Birmingham if Davies does make the move.

Although it was a missed opportunity for Swansea, they did manage to get an up-and-coming man in the form of Luke Williams. They were by no means a standout side under him but did improve which ultimately gives fans some hope for the forthcoming season.

Given the summer transfer window, Williams himself can aim for somewhat of a rebuild at the club who may be targeting the play-offs next season.

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