Simon Davies, entered football management having been one of 'Fergie's Fledglings' alongside Ryan Giggs, David Beckham et al. Although he never quite managed to hit the heights during his playing career, he did have a long and varied career playing 210 professional games, even gaining 1 Welsh Cap (against Switzerland in 1996).
After starting out at Manchester United (where he scored the opening goal in a 4-0 Champions League win against Galatasaray and was part of the acclaimed FA Youth Cup winning team in 1992) he moved to Luton Town for a six-figure sum to Luton Town. Davies struggled to recapture his early promise and his league career was to end with spells with Macclesfield Town and Rochdale. He then crossed the border, spending several years in the Welsh Premier League.
In 2006, Davies joined the coaching staff at Chester City, predominantly as part of the youth set-up. In April 2007 he was appointed as the club's caretaker-manager after the departure of Mark Wright. He took charge for the final game of the season, as Chester lost 2-0 at Lincoln City.
Despite the loss, Davies was offered an interview for the job on a permanent basis but Bobby Williamson was subsequently appointed, although Davies remained at the club as youth team manager. Following Williamson's departure he now has his own chance to carve out a successful managerial career.