Short-lived Leicester City midfielder ready to return to management almost 10 years after his last appearance

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Billy Davies is one that has represented Leicester City, Derby County and Nottingham Forest. He was a player at Leicester City for a very short period of time, coming in from St. Mirren, playing only 6 league games in the 1990/91 season, before making a return to Scotland and Dunfirmline Athletic.

Davies returned to England in a coaching capacity a number of years later, being the assistant of Craig Brown at Preston North End. He had prior to this been the manager of Motherwell in Scottish Premier.

He later took over for Craig Brown and became the manager at Preston North End, and after doing a grand job at Deepdale, being offered the hot seat at Derby County, taking them straigt up to the Premier League via play-off’s in May 2007. A struggling start to the next season, in Premier League, made it difficult and he left Pride Park in November the same year.

He then remarkably became the manager at Nottingham Forest twice, first from 2009 to 2011. He came back to the club in 2013, leaving the club in March 2014. Billy Davies was listed among candidates to take over the vacant job at Leicester City when finding a candidate to replace Gary Megson, but the job went to Ian Holloway.

Nottingham Forest came close to promotion during his first period, but the second round at City Ground made it very difficult as no one has given Billy Davies a chance since. He is said to have been interviewed for the Hearts job in 2017, but said to be ready to get back in 10 years after.


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