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Stoke and Rowett closing in on latest arrival

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Stoke City’s Gary Rowett is yet to reveal who his back-room staff are going to be but it looks as though Callum Davidson is going to be a part of things.

The new manager has been at the Potters for a few weeks but is yet to finalise the personnel that will be supporting him as he looks to guide his side back into the Premier League in 2018/19.

As per a report by the BBC, though, Scotsman Davidson – a former playing team-mate of Rowett – looks set to come in as no.2 barring any late changes.

Davidson is currently a part of the set-up at Scottish side St. Johnstone where he is assistant manager.

And, current manager Tommy Wright says Davidson will be on the move:

“Callum contacted me three weeks ago to say Stoke were interested.

“They then made their approach official. In a lot of ways I’m disappointed he’s gone as we worked so well together.

“But I’m also delighted for him to get the chance to move to England with a club like Stoke. I wish him well.”

In that sense, then, he should be able to adapt to his new role fairly seamlessly but, at the same time, he’ll also quickly need to get up to speed with what is expected at the Bet365 in 2018/19.

The Verdict

It looks as though Rowett is aiming for some fresh ideas to come in alongside him.

Kevin Summerfield – a man who has been alongside Rowett in his previous roles – appears to be away from the scene and it’s Davidson who looks set to be getting the gig.

Providing that the club can get promoted this season, too, it could prove a very worthwhile move for him as a no.2.

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