Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Davies Becomes New Coach of EDS

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Davies Becomes New Coach of EDS

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SIMON Davies has been appointed head of City's Elite Development Squad, succeeding Patrick Vieira who is taking charge of sister club New York City.

Vieira will be officially unveiled as head coach of the MLS side on January 1. Davies has been the Frenchman's assistant since June 2013.

He said: "It was an honour to work with Patrick and it's a privilege to take on the task of continuing the fantastic work he's undertaken with a talented and dedicated group of players.

"I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Patrick for his mentorship and guidance over the past two-and-a-half years and to thank Txiki Begiristain and everyone at the club for this fantastic opportunity.

"I've learned a great deal as Patrick's assistant and I'm delighted to be taking this next step in my coaching career to play a part in helping to shape the footballing future of this great club. …

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