Davies, Simon

Birth Date

23rd April 1974


Winsford, Cheshire



Biographical Text

Simon Davies arrived on loan at Exeter City as a young player from Manchester United. Appearing six times for the Grecians in 1993/94, Simon returned to Old Trafford to feature in around twenty first-team games whilst also winning a cap for Wales. After moving on to Luton, Macclesfield and Rochdale, Simon played in North Wales football before becoming manager of Chester. He then became a successful coach working at Manchester City, Anderlecht and Tottenham Hotspur. 

Simon was a member of Manchester United’s 1992 FA Youth Cup-winning team alongside the likes of David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville. As part of his development Simon was sent on loan to Exeter City in December 1993 and made his debut against Brentford on 18 December 1993. Scoring in the 2-2 draw, together with Gavin Worboys another loanee, Simon made another five league appearances before returning to Old Trafford where he was to be granted his first-team debut in a League Cup tie against Port Vale in September 1994.

Appearing in twenty first team games - 11 in the league and 9 in other competitions - his only first-team goal came against Galatasaray in a Champions League game in December 1994. Capped once for Wales against Switzerland in 1996, Simon moved on to Luton Town in a £150,000 deal in August 1997 having also appeared for Huddersfield Town on loan. He switched to Macclesfield Town in December 1998 and Rochdale in August 2000. Moving into Welsh football, Simon then had spells with Bangor City, Rhyl, Total Network Solutions and Airbus UK before joining Chester City’s coaching staff in 2006. Working predominantly as part of the youth set-up, Simon also had two spells as caretaker manager of the first-team before being appointed on a permanent basis during 2008.

After being dismissed after just a few months, Simon returned to the Cheshire club as youth team manager prior to spending nine years at Manchester City in various roles including reserve team assistant-manager and academy manager. A three-year stint followed with Anderlecht in Belgium - including a brief period as first-team coach - before his appointment as
head of coaching methodology in Tottenham Hotspur’s academy in 2022. 


Exeter City league games only


Appearances as Substitute






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