Simon Davey earned the UEFA ‘Pro’ Licence in 2005 and holds an impressive CV that includes the Academy Managers Licence and UEFA ‘Youth Licence’.
Davey entered management with Barnsley on December 31, 2006 after a spell as caretaker manager. Previously, Davey was the Academy Manager at Oakwell joining in the summer of 2006.
During his time in charge with Barnsley, Davey led the club to The FA Cup semi-final at Wembley in 2008 with an impressive cup run which included famous victories over Liverpool and Chelsea. Davey and Barnsley parted company on August 29, 2009.
After his spell at Barnsley, Davey briefly took charge of Darlington for the close of the 2009/10 season and Hereford United. He moved on to coach in America becoming director of the Southern Soccer Academy in Georgia.
He began his professional playing career with Swansea before moving to Carlisle. After Carlisle, Preston North End spent £125,000 in 1995 and it was at Deepdale where he finished his career. During his time with Preston, Davey had a short spell on loan at Darlington.
Simon then moved into coaching after his career was shortened through injury. He began his coaching career at Preston under reigns of David Moyes and Craig Brown.