Birmingham City 'in talks' with Tottenham coach over vacant manager's job

Birmingham City are reported to be in talks with the assistant head coach at Premier League Tottenham to become their new manager. Chris Davies would be making his first move into management if he moved to St Andrew’s but his stock is apparently high.

According to football.london, the 39-year-old turned down the chance to become Swansea City boss midway through the past season to continue working with Ange Postecoglou and the Spurs coaching staff. They add: “Now, with the season over, Tottenham have given permission for Davies to speak to Birmingham.”

Blues’ managerial search is now in its third week, and several candidates have been in talks about the possibility of succeeding Tony Mowbray, who stepped down on May 21 due to ill health.

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Former Norwich, Preston and Sunderland boss Alex Neil remains favourite for the post, and is also reported to have held talks with Knighthead over the task of leading Blues back to the second tier after relegation last season. Sacked Hull manager Liam Rosenior is also understood to have discussed the job as the Blues owners seemingly cast their net wide, while Chelsea legend Frank Lampard saw his odds on replacing Mowbray plummet this week.

Davies has been closely linked with former Liverpool and Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers throughout his coaching career, working as an assistant to the Northern Irishman at Reading, Park Head and the King Power Stadium before hooking up with Postecoglou in June of last year.

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