Former Bolton Wanderers fans’ favourite Kevin Davies is being linked with his first job in football management.

The 40-year-old Sheffield born former goal machine hung up his boots two years ago but is expected to remain in the game with management or coaching a real possibility.

According to the latest odds from English Football League sponsors Sky Bet, it has been reported that Davies is in the running for the manager’s job at National League outfit Chester. The Blues are currently looking for a new manager after sacking former boss Jon McCarthy earlier this week following a poor start to the season.

Former Grimsby Town manager Marcus Bignot is the hot favourite for the job however former Bolton Wanderers striker Davies has been installed as the fifth favourite to be given the role.

Davies made his name during spells with both Chesterfield and Southampton early in his career where he regularly found himself on the scoresheet. The former frontman went on to enjoy a less fruitful period with Blackburn Rovers while a second spell at Southampton saw the player fail to hit the same heights as in his first spell with the club.

In 2003, Davies joined Bolton Wanderers and the player went on to enjoy a decade at the Lancashire club in which he made 407 appearances and scored 85 goals. The Wanderers fans’ favourite was a real handful for opposition defenders and was moulded into a talisman for the club.

A two-year spell with Preston North End followed before the player called time on his 22-year senior career at the age of 38.

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