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Stoke City close in on significant new arrival

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Stoke City are close to appointing St Johnstone assistant manager Callum Davidson, according to reports in The Courier.

41-year-old Davison made his name playing for Blackburn and Leicester in England, but he started his career over the border with St Johnstone in 1998 and finished with a spell as a player in 2014.

He will join up with former Derby boss Gary Rowett, a former team-mate at Leicester City. Rowett replaced another Scot, Paul Lambert, after the Potters recent relegation from the top flight.

Davidson has been at McDiarmid Park for five years, at first holding a playing registration too but latterly just as assistant to Irishman Tommy Wright. He was temporarily in charge when manager Tommy Wright had to have an operation and helped them to the 2014 Scottish Cup victory. Last season they finished 8th in the Scottish Premier League.

He has also had a spell in Gordon Strachan’s backroom staff, helping out during Scotland’s World Cup qualifiers. He won 26 international caps himself between 1998 and 2002, before resuming his Scottish duties in 2010 after an eight-year absence.

The Verdict

Stoke are looking to bounce back immediately to the Premier League and it remains to be seen if this new arrival helps them.

Gary Rowett is building his team, though, and so fans will surely trust him to get it right.

Thoughts, Potters fans? Let us know below!


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