Billy Davies
Billy Davies

Billy Davies

Position

Manager

Age

56

Nationality

Scottish

Biography

Billy Davies is a former professional football player and current manager. Born in Glasgow on the 31st May 1964, Billy started his youth career at English giants, Manchester United.

Davies returned home to join Glasgow Rangers at just 18 years old and went on to make 13 first team appearances for the club, scoring one goal. Five years later, Billy moved to Sweden to join Elfsborg before returning two years later to sign for St Mirren. After a 3-year spell at the Paisley side, Billy signed for Leicester City before moves to Dunfermline Athletic and Motherwell where he finished his career after making over 100 appearances for the club.

Billy started his management career at Motherwell saving them from relegation in his first season and taking them to the brink of European Football the following season. After moving to assistant manager to Craig Brown at Preston North End, Davies was appointed as the permanent manager on the 27th September 2004.

Davies started making a name for himself taking Preston to the brink of Premier League Football, losing in the playoff final in the 2004/2005 and going on a 25-match unbeaten run in the 2005/2006 season. Billy then joined Derby County in 2006 and took them to the Premier League after a third-place finish, defeating Southampton in the semi-finals and West Brom in the final at Wembley Stadium.

After a season at Derby, Davies spent 5 years at rivals Nottingham Forest over the course of two spells. During his first spell, Billy embarked upon an 18-match unbeaten run and guided Forest into the playoffs.