Steve Davis: Crewe boss not applying for Wolves job

Steve Davis

Crewe boss Steve Davis will not be applying for the vacant head coach post at Wolves, reports BBC Radio Stoke.

The 47-year-old is one of the bookies' favourites to replace Dean Saunders, who was sacked after Wanderers' relegation from the Championship.

But the former Nantwich Town boss said that he is not interested putting his name forward for the Molineux job.

He has led Crewe to promotion to League One and a Johnstone's Paint Trophy victory in his two seasons in charge.

After replacing Dario Gradi in November 2011, Davis took the Cheshire club from the verge of the League Two relegation zone to promotion via the play-offs in his first term as a Football League manager.

This prompted the Alex to give the former Crewe, Burnley and Barnsley defender a rolling 18-month contract in November last year and their 2-0 JPT final win over Southend in April rose Davis's stock once more.

Wolves revealed this week that Saunders' replacement at Molineux will be a head coach, as opposed to a traditional manager.

Davis feels that is a positive move for the side who have will play in the third tier of English football for the first time since 1989 next season.

"I think the role of the manager now, who used to look after everything at a football club, is a very difficult task," he told BBC Radio Stoke.

"I think what they are probably looking for is someone who will look after the team.

"Obviously they are looking for someone who can change the philosophy of the club, change the way they play and get the players that can do that within the budgets and constraints after their relegation."