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Davis appointed Crewe number two

Steve Davis
Defender Davis played for Crewe between 1983 and 1987

Former Crewe defender Steve Davis has been appointed by the Alex as their new assistant manager.

The 43-year-old will leave his position as manager of Unibond Premier League side Nantwich Town to become Gudjon Thordarson's number two.

Thordarson told BBC Radio Stoke: "He's a simple, straightforward, hard-working man and he's worked hard to gain success in the lower leagues.

"I'm pleased to get him and I look forward to working with him."

The Icelander has shuffled his backroom staff following the club's relegation to League Two, with former assistant Neil Baker taking on a scouting role.

As a player, Davis made 140 league starts for Crewe between 1983 and 1987.

After spells with Burnley, Barnsley, York and Oxford, Davis had an unsuccessful time as manager of Northwich Victoria, before joining Nantwich in 2004.

He led the Cheshire club to two promotions, the FA Vase and the Cheshire Senior Cup in his five seasons with the Dabbers, and will be taking his first coaching position in the Football League.

Notts County assistant manager Dave Kevan was another target for Thordarson, but he rejected the chance to take the job, deciding instead to remain at Meadow Lane.



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