REDDITCH United have unveiled former Banbury United boss Paul Davis as their new manager.
Davis has been chosen as the man to take the reins at the Trico Stadium following the weekend departure of Tim Harris after just five months at the helm.
Davis will be accompanied by assistant manager Matt Giles, while Jack Wells and Neil Harding have been made first team coaches, Jack Butler is goalkeeping coach and Matthew Joyce is part of the kit team.
Davis is no stranger to management and coaching, having played an instrumental part in Oxford City’s promotion to National League South in 2012 and also managed the Reds’ Southern Premier rivals Banbury United, whom he led to the Oxfordshire Senior Cup and latter stages of FA Cup and FA Trophy qualifying rounds.
Most recently, he was in charge of Bicester-based Hellenic Football League outfit Ardley United. During his tenure, he transformed the side from relegation candidates to league cup winners.
Davis revealed it was the ambition of Reds’ chairman Chris Swan which tempted him and his staff to take on this fresh challenge.
“Following conversations with Chris, we are all very excited to get started. We have a clear plan on how to build a squad, with the ethos of Redditch United, and propel the club up the table,” said Davis.
“This is an ambitious club with a solid infrastructure in place and we are all committed to ensuring we build on that and unlock its potential.
“The academy set-up is one that I advised on and it is vital we start integrating our best youth prospects into the first-team – if they are ready to make the step up.”
Swan said: “On behalf of the board of directors, players, staff and supporters, I would like to formally welcome Paul and his coaching team to The Trico Stadium.
“This pre-season promises to be a crucial one for the club, as we aim to making strides up the table and deliver results and performances the supporters want and deserve.
“I will support Paul and his staff to ensure they have everything at their disposal to make the progress we all desire.”
United finished the Southern Premier season in 14th place after a 2-2 draw at Merthyr Town on Saturday.