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Last Updated: Monday, 27 September, 2004, 13:22 GMT 14:22 UK
Davies lands Preston job
Preston manager Billy Davies
Preston North End have unveiled Billy Davies as their new manager with David Kelly as his assistant.

Davies took temporary charge of the team following the dismissal of Craig Brown on 29 August.

North End have won four games in six matches since then and climbed to 11th in the Championship table.

"I'm just delighted to have been given the opportunity of proving myself and I'm looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead," said Davies.

Davies was told when he took over after the departure of Brown that he would be given September to prove himself.

"It's been an unusual few weeks being in charge on a caretaker basis but I can't wait to get started," added Davies.

Davies has been given a one year rolling contract.

Chairman Derek Shaw said he had been impressed by the effect Davies had on the team.

"Billy's his own man, he has a completely different outlook to Craig Brown and the board are happy to give him this chance," said Shaw.

"We had a look at a few other managers from other clubs but in the end we decided to go for a younger man, someone who can gee the lads up.

"We've got to live within our means but the board will obviously support Billy where we can."

Kelly, who arrives at the club from Sheffield United, said: "I'm really pleased to be here.

"This is a good football club and I am happy to have been given the opportunity to work with Billy this season."

Brown leaves Preston post
29 Aug 04  |  Preston

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