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Kevin Davies is the new Southport boss

Southport have announced that Kevin Davies and John Dreyer have joined the club as First Team Manager and Assistant Manager. Both have signed two-and-a-half year contracts with the club.

Davies had a 22-year playing career, scoring 150 goals in 820 professional appearances, including 88 goals in the Premier League. He was given an England debut by Fabio Capello in 2012 against Montenegro at Wembley after time spent at a number of clubs including Bolton Wanderers, Southampton, Chesterfield and Preston North End. Kevin has a UEFA A Coaching License and is currently studying Sport Directorship at Manchester Metropolitan University.

John Dreyer made 488 professional appearances for a number of clubs including Luton Town, Bradford City and Oxford United. He became caretaker manager of Stevenage in 2003 but left to take charge at Maidenhead United, whom he guided to the FA Trophy quarter-finals and won promotion to the, then, Conference South. Following a spell at Rushden and Diamonds, Dreyer rejoined Stevenage alongside Graham Westley, achieving two consecutive promotions to League 1. In 2013 he joined Westley at Preston North End before moving to Northampton Town.

Kevin Davies said: "I am delighted to be appointed as the new Southport FC Manager. This is a great opportunity and the timing is right for me to step into management.

"Over my 22 year playing career I was privileged to work under some fantastic managers, including four who managed England. My career was built on hard work, passion and a strong desire to do whatever it takes to win a game of football.

"There is lots of hard work ahead and it is a challenge that I am relishing. This is a very exciting time to be involved with Southport FC with new investment to develop the stadium and infrastructure.

"Football is about creating memories and I, along with my assistant John Dreyer, players and staff, will be working tirelessly to take the club forward in a positive direction."

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