Date: 10th May 2018 at 2:19pm
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Walsall have today confirmed that former Wrexham manager Andy Davies has today become Dean Keates assistant, ending a twenty five year association with the Welsh club.

Davies has been instrumental to Wrexham’s coaching staff over the past eight years and more so alongside Dean Keates over the past two years and will become an invaluable member of our new look coaching team.

Davies replaces the outgoing Ian Sharps who left the club yesterday.

Davies started his career at Wrexham as a schoolboy and once his career had finished he joined the coaching team and went on to become Community coach, Schoolboy coach, Head of Schoolboy coaching, Youth team coach, Head of Youth, Assistant Manager and then finally as first team Manager of the Welsh club.

Davies then stepped into the managerial job on an interim basis when Keates moved here but stated last week that the new boss would have final say on the Dragons squad for next season. Wrexham have since appointed former Wolves defender Sam Ricketts as permanent boss.

Wrexham won just once in their last nine games under Davies and missed out on a play off place despite Keates leaving them in fourth position but Davies at the time felt the exit of Keates should not have affected his players like it did.

Speaking last week Davies said

“People move on in football and everyone deals with that but I wouldn’t say it was a massive effect.”

“We have let ourselves down massively as a group of players and staff from the position we were in.”

Everyone at Vital Walsall welcomes Andy to the club.