Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou has hailed “outstanding” Chris Davies after the 39-year-old was named as Birmingham’s new manager.

Davies will be in the dugout at St Andrew's next season as the Blues aim to bounce back from relegation to League One.

He served as Postecoglou’s assistant last term as Spurs finished fifth in the Premier League, narrowly missing out on Champions League football.

"Chris is an outstanding individual,” said the Tottenham chief. “He's done some fantastic work with us in the last season and as I've said before, that will attract attention.

“So it's no surprise to me that a club of Birmingham City's stature have shown an interest in him. I'd like to thank Chris for all his hard work, and we wish him all the best."

Gary Rowett was in interim charge as the Midlands club were relegated on the final day despite victory against Norwich.

Tony Mowbray was appointed in January but had been taking a step away from football to receive medical treatment. The 60-year-old recently confirmed he would not be returning to the dugout next season.

Birmingham have been named as the bookies’ early favourite for promotion next season, and Davies wants to “build an attacking team” that will excite the fanbase.

He told the club website: "I am proud and honoured to be the manager of Birmingham City. As soon as I spoke with the board, it was clear to me how passionate and committed the board and all of the football leadership team are to bringing success to this club.

"It is a club with an ambition that reflects my own, and a plan to make it a reality. It is such an exciting time to be at Blues and I can’t wait to get started, meeting everyone at the club and speaking to our supporters.

“I will give everything to build an attacking team that reflects this great city, and most importantly to produce a team that our supporters can be proud of.”

The Blues paid compensation to land Davies, who has put pen to paper over a four-year contract at St Andrew's.

Chairman Tom Wagner added: "Chris is widely respected in the game and fulfils our goal to appoint an ambitious, progressive coach. He is motivated to help redefine the club, the culture, and the playing identity.

"From our first meeting, it was clear we were aligned on values and shared the ambition for Blues. Chris will thrive in the high-performance environment that is being created at the club. He wants to be at Birmingham City and is committed to winning."