The position has a number of Newcastle connections after Brian Clough hung up his whip.
Frank Clark (and we all na his dad) - our right-back in the Fairs Cup triumph - replaced Clough; and of course Joe Kinnear got the boot at the City Ground before joining us.
Davies, who previously managed Forest between 2008 and 2011, was installed as favourite to take over at the City Ground following the departure of Alex McLeish earlier this week.
MANAGERS SINCE "OLD BIG HEAD":-
1975 Brian Clough1993 Frank Clark1996 Stuart Pearce (c)1997 Dave Bassett1999 Micky Adams (c)1999 Ron Atkinson1999 David Platt2001 Paul Hart 2004 Joe Kinnear2004 Mick Harford (c)2005 Gary Megson2005 Frank Barlow and Ian McParland (c)2006 Colin Calderwood2008 John Pemberton (c)2009 Billy Davies2011 Steve McClaren2011 Rob Kelly (c)2011 Steve Cotterill2012 Sean O'Driscoll
Source: Newcastle United Mad