Tottenham Hotspur face the risk of losing their assistant manager, Chris Davies, as Championship side Swansea City chase the Spurs coach to take the top job there.
When Ange Postecoglou arrived at Tottenham in the summer, he assembled a brand new coaching staff to help him adjust to the Premier League.
Chris Davies was selected as his assistant manager, with the former Leicester City man being a highly rated coach in the game, with experience at clubs such as Liverpool and Celtic, too.
Swansea City parted ways with their manager, Michael Duff earlier this week, and speculation has linked Davies to the role. However, it is believed Tottenham have rejected the Welsh club’s approaches thus far (Guardian).
It’s still up in the air as to whether Davies would want to pursue the role, and just how hard Swansea will push to poach the Welshman from the Premier League outfit.
Chris Davies is focused on his Tottenham role
In his latest press conference (via Football.London), Ange Postecoglou was asked about the situation and explained that the decision is very much down to Davies himself.
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He said: “I’ve just had a brief discussion with Chris. He knows we’ve got a busy week. He’s an outstanding individual and he’s done great work with us and previously in his career. It’s very much in his hands.”
Understandably, it’s expected Spurs will want to hold onto Davies. Alasdair Gold revealed earlier this season that the playing squad were blown away by the coach’s approach to training.
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You could never fault any assistant manager for looking at a full-time managerial role, but I really hope Davies doesn’t go.
It would be a real blow to Spurs and the project Postecoglou is putting in place here. Hopefully, he values the role he is in right now more than the chance to compete in the Championship.