Simon Davies Profile
Simon Davies, who had won the FA Youth Cup with Manchester United in the 1991-92 campaign, was handed his competitive debut by Alex Ferguson in a 2-1 League Cup Second Round First Leg victory against Football League First Division team Port Vale at Vale Park on the 21st of September 1994. Davies registered his first, and only, goal for Manchester United when he found the back of the net in a 4-0 Champions League Group Stage win against Turkish Super League Champions Galatasaray at Old Trafford on the 7th of December the same year, and went on to play ten matches in all competitions for The Reds during his inaugural season at the club. Following loan periods at Exeter City and Huddersfield Town, he teamed up with Luton Town at the beginning of the 1997-98 campaign and made 22 Football League appearances for The Hatters under Kenilworth Road supremo Lennie Lawrence before he was given a free transfer to Sammy McIlroy´s Macclesfield Town midway through the 1998-99 season. After amassing 48 Football League appearances for The Silkmen, he enjoyed spells at Rochdale and Bangor City before he signed with The New Saints, also known as Total Network Solutions, in 2003. Next up was a move to former club Bangor City where the well travelled midfielder stayed until 2005 when he decided to join forces with fellow Welsh Premier League side Rhyl. Davies then moved on to Chester City, and finally to Airbus UK, where he finished off his footballing career at the end of the 2006-07 campaign. Internationally, he made just one senior appearance for his native Wales, coming on as a substitute for Sheffield United forward Gareth Taylor in a 2-0 friendly fixture defeat against Switzerland at the Stadio Comunale di Cornaredo in Lugano on the 24th of April 1996. Simon Davies Playing Career: Manchester United, Exeter City, Huddersfield Town, Luton Town, Macclesfield Town, Rochdale, Bangor City, The New Saints, Bangor City, Rhyl, Chester City, Airbus UK. Playing Honours: English FA Youth Cup 1992.
Simon Davies Quickfacts
Following his retirement from playing in 2007, Simon Davies worked as coach and manager with Chester City before he became coach of the reserves team at Manchester City in 2013. After spending six years at the Etihad Stadium, he joined Vincent Kompany’s coaching staff at Anderlecht in 2019.