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Former Alex boss Davis named as new Orient Head Coach

Vanarama National League club Leyton Orient have appointed former Nantwich Town and Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis as their new Head Coach.

Orient have confirmed that David has penned a two-year deal and will be assisted Ross Embleton as the club prepare for the new National League season.

Davis began his managerial career with Northwich Victoria in 2003, but is best known for his work at Nantwich Town.

During his five-year stay with the Dabbers, he led them to two promotions and to their FA Vase Final win over Hillingdon Borough in 2006.

He departed the Weaver Stadium in May 2009 to make a return to former club Crewe Alexandra.

Davis had made over one hundred and fifty appearances for the Alex during his playing career and returned to Gresty Road as assistant manager to Dario Gradi.

The former Burnley defender stepped up as manager in 2011 and helped a number of young players move into the Premier League.

Midfielder Ashley Westwood joined Aston Villa and the much sought-after Nick Powell completed a £3m move to Manchester United.

He also led the Alex to promotion into League One in 2012 after they beat Cheltenham Town in the League Two play-off final.

A year later they were back at Wembley and won the Johnstones Paint Trophy with a 2-0 win over Southend United.

The 2015/16 season saw Davis' side relegated and he was sacked in January 2017 with the club eighteenth in League Two.

Now Davis has been named as Orient's new Head Coach and he will look to lead them back into the Football League at the first time of asking.

Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)
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