Ange Postecoglou speaks out as Chris Davies quits Spurs to become Birmingham City boss

New Birmingham City manager Chris Davies with Ange Postecoglou at Tottenham.
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Chris Davies has been handed a ringing endorsement by the man he is leaving behind to become Birmingham City manager.

The Watford-born Welshman has signed a four-year deal at St Andrew’s to take on his first managerial role after he impressed in talks with Birmingham chairman Tom Wagner, chief executive Garry Cook and minority owner Tom Brady.

Davies, who has worked at Swansea, Liverpool, Celtic and Leicester in the past, departs Tottenham after one season as part of Ange Postecoglou’s coaching staff.

The 39-year-old turned down the chance to join Swansea in December, but has now taken his first steps into management.

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And Postecoglou said: “Chris is an outstanding individual, he’s done some fantastic work with us in the last season and as I’ve said before, that will attract attention, so it’s no surprise to me that a club of Birmingham City’s stature have shown an interest in him.

“I’d like to thank Chris for all his hard work, and we wish him all the best.”

Commenting on his appointment, Davies said: “I am proud and honoured to be the manager of Birmingham City.

“As soon as I spoke with Tom, Garry, Tom Brady and other board members it was clear to me how passionate and committed the board and all of the football leadership team are to bringing success to this club.

“I will give everything to build an attacking team that reflects this great city, and most importantly to produce a team that our supporters can be proud of.”

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