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What of Steve Davis?

What of Steve Davis?

Steve Davis has had a recent meteoroic rise, from first team coach to assistant manager to be quickly followed by the opportunity to take charge of the first team as caretaker manager following the departure of Steve Cotterill. In his one game in charge, he did us proud securing an away win against Leicester at the Walkers Stadium in our last match a couple of weeks ago.

Since that time we have had the Euro 2008 International break to contend with whilst the Board looked for a new manager. Steve Davis may have been hoping he could retain the manager's role on a permanent basis but that would probably have been unfair on him at this early stage in his managerial development. The worry was though that a new manager might want to bring in his own backroom staff and there was some concern that Steve's future with the club could be in doubt.

The new manager, Owen Coyle seems to have dispelled that concern at the Press Conference today and the Offical Site have now confirmed that Steve Davis will be staying as first team coach.

Coyle had this to say about Steve Davis

'Steve is an integral part of the staff here and the first thing I did once I spoke to the chairman and Brendan is make sure that he was staying.

'I played against him and knew him as a man and a character and his importance to this football club.

'I had a great chat with him and was delighted that he was buying into what my vision is and how I want to go about things.

'I am sure he will continue to be a big, big role in the future of Burnley Football Club.'

Coyle also added: 'There will probably be one other person coming on to the staff and he will help myself and Steve to take the team forward'

Although not being specific, it is believed this could be Sandy Stewart as his assistant manager as reported by the Daily Mirror today.Alexander 'Sandy' Stewart was born in 1965 in Bellshill and is a former Scottish footballer.

Stewart's playing career consisted of spells with Kilmarnock, Hearts, Airdrieonians, Partick Thistle and Airdrie United. As a youth, Stewart played for Pollok before signing for Hearts in 1987.

He was manager of Scottish First Division club Airdrie United between 2002 and 2006. but was sacked on 13 November 2006. In February 2007, Stewart became assistant manager to Owen Coyle at St. Johnstone, replacing Montrose-bound Jim Weir and for the moment takes over as caretaker manager for the Saints following Coyle's move south of the border

Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Thursday November 22 2007
Time: 6:45PM

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