WANDERERS legend Kevin Davies says he will help the club in any way he can after embarking on the next stage of his career.

The former frontman spent a few days at the club earlier this month after turning his hand to being a player intermediary and setting up KCD Management.

On the lookout for talent, the man who scored 84 goals for the Whites insists he will always have Bolton on his mind.

It’s a little different to the hands on role at the club he once dreamed of but it is clear that remains in the thoughts of several of the club’s famous faces, as a proposition from a former team-mate before Ian Evatt’s appointment revealed.

“I’m doing this work at the moment and while it’s my company I always want to help other people and if I find a decent player I would try and get them into Bolton first,” said Davies, who now lives in Dorset.

“Whether they are good enough or not, whether they are the right style for Ian Evatt, that’s a different story.

“Sharon (Brittan, chairman) was saying ‘come and watch some games, it would be good to have the old players back’ and that’s what the club needs.

“If they can start to embrace that, we’d love to play a part if we can.

“Stelios text me as soon as the job became available and said ‘let’s go in together Davo’. I said ‘I’m on the south coast now and I’m quite happy down here on my jet ski!’.”

Speaking to BBC Radio Manchester’s The Wanderer podcast, Davies recounted his time with Brittan, head coach Evatt and head of football operations Tobias Phoenix.

The trio are working round the clock as the Whites prepare to play in the fourth tier for just the second time in the history.

Davies liked what he saw and heard though and is confident a successful season is on the horizon for the long-suffering Wanderers fans.

“I’m still in touch with quite a few of the other former players and we created something special as a group,” he said.

“What has happened hurts every one of us equally I think. Those players – (Ivan) Campo, Stelios, Jay-Jay (Okocha) – are all so fond of the club. It’s difficult to see them in this situation, but I think we’re all thankful there is a club with what’s gone on.

“I was up there for two or three days staying at the hotel.  It felt like there was a warmth to the club again. The club was the priority, it wasn’t other things.

“It felt like the people there cared which is reassuring.

“There’s a lot of hard work ahead of course, League Two is difficult, but speaking to Tobias, Ian and Sharon over a couple of days I was encouraged.

“It’s going to take a while to rebuild of course, we don’t know about the salary caps, but the main thing is it’s financially stable again.

“I’m quietly confident they are going to do well this year.”

As for his new venture, the company formed around a month ago, the one-cap England international has enjoyed getting stuck in as he turns his hand to guiding the careers of players.

Former Bolton youngster Jack Sampson, who Davies managed at Southport, is among his first clients.

 “Some agents come up every year, 18 months, sign the deal and you don’t see them again,” he said.

“I want to be more personal. I’ve got a financial side, legal side of things and then obviously all the other contacts I’ve amassed over the years with cars, holidays etc.

“It’s about giving them sound advice, trying to find the right club for them and just helping them. Especially with the younger players, they’re unsure where to go.

“I’ve been there myself. You’re released, you’re in a difficult place, especially with Covid now and with teams cutting budgets there’s going to be a lot of players struggling.

“That’s what I want to do, try and help them connect the dots and if a club is in need of a centre forward or a centre back try and put the two together and broker that deal.”