Fred Davies won a league title with Shrewbury Town in his first ever season as a manager.
As a player, Davies was a goalkeeper who represented Wolverhampton Wanderers, Cardiff City and Bournemouth.
After retiring from playing, he began his coaching career with Norwich City and later had two spells at Swansea City.
He assisted John Bond in the early 1990s at Shrewsbury Town and became caretaker manager after Bond's resignation in May 1993.
Success followed as in his first season, Shrewsbury won the Third Division championship, and he was officially appointed on a full-time basis in January 1994.
He also guided Shrewsbury to Wembley for the first time in their history in April 1996 when they reached the final of the Auto Windscreens Shield.
After Shrewsbury, Davies also managed Weymouth from 1997 to 1999.