Kevin Davies favourite for Chesterfield job following Southport sackingby Jack Kitson / 01 May 2018, 15:37Tweet
Kevin Davies started his managerial career at Southport with a stutter, before showing real promise, only to then experience the harsh realities of life in the dugout, as a poor run of form at the end of the season resulted in the National League North side pulling the plug on the short-lived partnership after just six months.
The decision probably didn't surprise too many Southport supporters, who have become all too accustomed to frequent changes in management at their club, who are now on the hunt of their 12th boss in the space of five years.
But, while Davies will no doubt be disappointed at having his maiden managerial tenure cut-short, it’s not all bad news for the Bolton legend, as bookmakers Bet Victor have installed the 41-year-old as the smokin’ hot 1/3 favourite to take charge of managerless Chesterfield.
The Spireites parted ways with boss Jack Lester on Monday 23rd April, then a day later their relegation out of the Football League was confirmed following Morecambe's draw with Cambridge.
Chesterfield will now be forced to play non-league football for the first time since 1921, and if the betting is to be believed they’ve identified Davies as the man to steer them back up to League Two.
Davies, who was linked with Chesterfield in September, began his playing career with the club back in 1993 at the tender age of 16.
He spent four seasons at the Derbyshire outfit, helping the side win the Old Third Division play-offs in 1994/95, before moving on to play for the likes of Southampton, Blackburn and Bolton, while he made one cap for England.
Meanwhile, Davies’ former club Southport, who finished the campaign 15th in the National League North, hope to appoint a new “more experienced” manager within the next two weeks.