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Former Chester boss becomes assistant to Vincent Kompany at Anderlecht

Former Chester City boss Simon Davies has become an assistant to player-manager Vincent Kompany at Belgian First Division side Anderlecht.

Davies, who most recently was head of coach of Manchester City’s under 23s side having previously served as an assistant to Patrick Vieira who ended up leaving for New York City, has penned a deal until 2022.

Following his appointment, Davies said in a statement released the club: “When Vinny asked me to make the move with him to RSC Anderlecht, I didn’t hesitate.

“We are starting a beautiful project: taking RSC Anderlecht back to the place where they belong, with special emphasis on the development of talented young players.”

In the 2018/19 season, Anderlecht finished 4th and qualified for the end-of-season play-offs. Though failed to qualify for the Europa League, something Kompany and co will be hoping to change next season.

Five years before his spell Man City, Davies was part of the coaching staff at Chester, he had a difficult start to the 2008–09 season conceding six to both Dagenham and Rochdale in the first three months of the season and making early exits from all three cup competitions. He was then sacked on 10 November 2008. A month later, he was announced as the team’s youth manager.

Davies was also a footballer, where he played for Manchester United (won the FA Youth Cup), Exeter, Huddersfield, Luton, Macclesfield, Rochdale, Bangor, TNS, Rhyl, Chester City and Airbus UK.

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