DAVIES KEEN ON RETURN TO OLD HAUNT
KEVIN Davies has revealed that he is keen to return to his boyhood club Chesterfield now that he has called time on his playing career.
The former England striker, 40, retired two years ago after two seasons at Preston but is best remembered for his tenyear spell at Bolton.
However it was at Chesterfield that he first rose to prominence, with his part in their shock run to the FA Cup semi-final back in 1997 earning him a move to the Premier League and Southampton.
And it is with the Spireites that Davies is keen to kick off his post-playing career, explained that he is keen to work with current boss Gary Caldwell.
He said: “I’m looking for a role because I had four great years there where I learned my trade. I love the club.
“I’ve done all of my coaching badges up to UEFA A and I’m studying at Manchester Met at the minute. I’ve been retired a couple of years now and I’m looking to get back with the club.
“I did speak to them a couple of times last season when Ritchie Humphries took over and I spoke to Ritchie, offering him my services to help in any way.
“I was then invited to a game before Gary came in, but I didn’t put my hat into the ring as it were for the job.
“Now Gary can build his own team after taking over from Danny Wilson. I think its 12 players who have been released.
“They (Chesterfield) need to find some bargains and bring the right players in on loan, and hopefully get back to winning football matches.
“Ideally they will be strong enough to compete and return to League One at the first time of asking, but there are a lot of good, big teams coming up from the National League.”
MEMORIES: Kevin Davies