Chris Davies leaves Tottenham to take Birmingham job as Ange Postecoglou pays tribute

Tottenham have confirmed assistant manager Chris Davies has left the club to become head coach of Birmingham City.

The 39-year-old had been Ange Postecoglou’s deputy at Spurs, remaining at the role even when Swansea City approached him about the possibility of becoming their manager during last season.

But Davies has now parted company with Tottenham in order to become manager of Championship side Birmingham. Gary Rowett had most recently been the Blues’ caretaker manager after Tony Mowbray was forced to step aside from his role as manager after medical advice.

Birmingham announced on Thursday evening that they were “delighted” to welcome Davies to the club as their next permanent head coach.

A statement from Tottenham read: “We can announce that Chris Davies, our Senior Assistant Coach, has left the Club to take up the role of Manager at Birmingham City.

“Formerly with Swansea City, Liverpool, Celtic and Leicester City, Chris joined us last summer as part of Ange Postecoglou's coaching staff.”

Postecoglou himself said: “Chris is an outstanding individual, he's done some fantastic work with us in the last season and, as I've said before, that will attract attention, so it's no surprise to me that a club of Birmingham City's stature have shown an interest in him.

“I'd like to thank Chris for all his hard work, and we wish him all the best.”