Davey takes over at Hereford
Tuesday 22 June 2010
Simon Davey has been unveiled as Hereford's new manager, just six days after his shock resignation at Darlington.
The 39-year-old last week confirmed his intention to quit the Quakers, who were last season relegated from the Football League, after just 11 weeks at the helm.
Darlington chairman Raj Singh said: "He (Davey) has very briefly cited personal reasons."
But the former Barnsley boss has penned a two-year deal to take over at Edgar Street, succeeding caretaker manager and chairman Graham Turner after he ended his 15-year association with the club by selling his shareholding and completing a switch to Shrewsbury earlier this month.
New chief David Keyte made the long-awaited appointment along with fellow new vice-chairman Tim Russon after extending their deadline due to a surge in applications.
And Davey told the club's official website: "I'm hugely impressed by their enthusiasm and passion for the club and I think the next few seasons are going to be very exciting at Edgar Street.
"It's a fresh start - a chance for a new beginning and from what I know the fans are amongst the most loyal around and hopefully they'll come out in their thousands to cheer us on."
Latest in Sport
How Liverpool can catch Manchester United and secure Champions League football next season
Arsenal transfer news: 'We are not close to signing anybody. We need to lose some players,' says Arsene Wenger
Danny Jones: Keighley Cougars half-back dies after cardiac arrest during league game
Chelsea season player ratings: Grading the entire squad of the new Premier League champions
Floyd Mayweather beats Manny Pacquiao by a unanimous points decision - but Pacquiao thinks he should have won, saying 'he did nothing'
- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 3 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 4 The top 50 cities for young people to live in
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils