Friday, May 19, 2006

Billy Davies to be interviewed

Preston boss Billy Davies, 42, is to be interviewed for the managerial vacancy at Charlton. Permission was granted somewhat reluctantly after Charlton made a phone call yesterday.

Preston chairman Derek Shaw said: 'After discussing it with Billy we agreed permission would be granted and he will meet with Charlton on Monday.'

Davies has been in charge at Deepdale since August 2004 and led the club to the Championship play-offs in both his seasons at the helm.

As a player he started his career in the academy at Glasgow Rangers and then spent a year with IF Elsborg in Sweden. His twenty year career included spells at St. Mirren, Leicester City and Dunfermline before ending his playing days at Motherwell.

At Motherwell he became one of the youngest ever managers in the SPL, taking the club to the brink of European football. He won the Manager of the Month award three times.

Most of the Addickted would probably regard him as a better choice than Peter Taylor or the likes of Mick McCarthy. He has shown that he is a motivator and has the ability to work within a constrained budget.


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