Steve Davis was one of the longest serving managers in England, before losing his job at Crewe in January 2017 after five years. Davis won silverware with the club, while he led them up to League One.
Having made over 400 appearances during his career, Davis took up his first managerial job at Northwich Victoria in 2003, but things didn't go to plan and he eventually resigned a few months into his tenure at the non league club.
However, it wasn't long before Davis bagged another job, as player-manager at Nantwich Town, where he would gain two promotions in three seasons as well as an FA Vase victory. Davis’ five years at the club caught Crewe's eye, and in 2009 he returned to the club he had made over 100 appearances, as assistant to Gudjon Thordarson.
Davis was promoted to manager two years later following Dario Gardi's decision to step down, and has since become one of the longest-serving managers in England. During his time at Gresty Road Davis has won the Football League trophy and miraculously led Crewe up to League One.
10 Nov 2011 - 8 Jan 2017
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1 Jul 2004 - 17 May 2009
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11 Jun 2003 - 17 Aug 2003
Steve Davis Quotes
If you take the goals away there wasn't much between the teams. We made five mistakes and were punished (Crewe lost 5-0).
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In what was his first job managing in the Football League Steve Davis made an instant impact at Crewe, leading the club up to League One at the first time of asking, while he bagged the Johnstone's Paint Trophy the following season.
Davis kept the club in the third-tier for four seasons, but that record came to an end last term, with Davis then losing his job half-way through the 2016/17 campaign.