Steve Davis says he spoke to his former club for the experience
Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that was given permission to speak to Burnley about their vacant manager’s job, but went through the interview process more for the experience than expecting to move to a Championship club at this stage of his career. Davis went for an interview with his former club alongside a selection of candidates, with the former Watford boss Sean Dyche being appointed as Eddie Howe’s successor.
Davis has told crewealex.net that it was never his intention to leave his post at Crewe, but he attended an interview in Staffordshire to gain an insight into the process and what is expected from a Championship club.
Steve said: “I was asked at the meet the manager night if I had gone for an interview at Burnley and I said yes. I did go. I was given permission by the club to go and meet them. It wasn’t done at Burnley but in Stoke and I went for the experience more than anything.
“I have never gone through an interview as such and I wanted that experience to be sat there opposite three guys, talking about what they would expect and their plans. It was good and I enjoyed the experience.
“It was never my intention to leave here at all. I have always said that I will try and take Crewe as far as I can and I am very happy here. I wasn’t going to go back on my word because I feel as though I am at the right club at the right stage of my career.
“I am a realist and I don’t think I am going to jump in at a Premier League or Championship club. I am the right place to develop. I have only been in the job for 12 months and I am learning about management and working with a small budget. I will make mistakes and it is all part of my development.
“We have had a great year, I’ve really enjoyed it and long may it continue.”