The Non-League Football Paper - - RESULTS SERVICE -

IT’S re­fresh­ing to see a for­mer Premier League star be­gin­ning a new jour­ney in man­age­ment in Non-League.

While Ryan Giggs was throw­ing his name in to the ring for both the Ever­ton and Le­ices­ter jobs last week, Kevin Davies was re­cov­er­ing from the bat­ter­ing of Storm Brian in an event­ful first game in the South­port dugout.

Many choose to be­gin life as a coach in the plush en­vi­ron­ment of an acad­emy, or join the back­room staff of a mate some­where. Davies, how­ever, wants the pres­sure that comes with lead­er­ship and fight­ing for three points.

His choice would not be for every­one; it is a dif­fer­ent world from what he is used to. Some will site that, and his lack of ex­pe­ri­ence as reasons why the ap­point­ment is a risk. But South­port gets Davies’ con­tacts, his pres­ence and his drive to be a success in his first role.

He’s one of the game’s good guys, so I won’t be alone in hop­ing that he is.

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