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Offline PeterWithesShin

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Dean Smith - Confirmed
« on: October 10, 2018, 10:02:44 PM »
https://www.avfc.co.uk/News/2018/10/10/club-statement-triple-appointment

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Aston Villa Football Club is delighted to announce the appointments of Dean Smith as our new Head Coach, John Terry as Assistant Coach and Jesus Garcia Pitarch as Sporting Director.

Smith, a lifelong Villa fan, is known for his exciting and attractive brand of football which he implemented in his previous posts at both Brentford and Walsall.

Terry spent the final year of his illustrious playing career at Villa Park as he captained the club to the play-off final last season and brings a wealth of experience with him to his new role from his time as skipper of both Chelsea and England.

And Pitarach has occupied Director of Football roles at both Valencia and Atletico Madrid in his native Spain.

During his time at Valencia, the club won the La Liga title and UEFA Cup and Atletico lifted the Europa League and the European Super Cup during his tenure.

CEO Christian Purslow said: “These three appointments represent the start of a new era and direction at Aston Villa and we are delighted to secure their services after an extensive search.

“Dean has a clear and successful coaching philosophy as well as a real understanding of Aston Villa Football Club. He is also knowledgeable about the Championship.

“The board welcomes him to the club and is looking forward to working with him and his staff.

“John is one of the most decorated players in English football, has an affinity with the club and is ready to make the next step in his career working alongside Dean.

“And Jesus also brings a huge amount of experience in his particular role having worked with some of the biggest clubs in Europe. He will ensure the club has an integrated approach running from the academy through the U23s and into the first-team.”

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 10:03:51 PM »
And it’s official!

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 10:04:39 PM »
Fucking hell!

Welcome all!

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 10:05:52 PM »
Wow, that was quick! I bet he couldn't resist. Go for it Deano, this is your big chance.

Offline HK Villan

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 10:06:26 PM »
Splendid news!

Offline jcsutv

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2018, 10:06:43 PM »
Can't wait for Jesus to meet God in the holy trinity.

Offline QuintonVilla

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2018, 10:06:54 PM »
He is the right man at the right time. Not the glitz and glam of an Henry but exactly what we need.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2018, 10:07:00 PM »
Welcome on board, chuffed for him. Let the good times roll.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2018, 10:07:03 PM »
Head Coach and not manager.  Is that a first for the Villa?

Welcome and I hope this new approach is a success for everyone.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2018, 10:07:12 PM »
All the best to the new guys. Make us proud.

Offline Villafirst

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2018, 10:07:31 PM »
Brilliant news! JT coming home as well....

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2018, 10:07:41 PM »
Great stuff! Go on then Deano, make yourself a Villa legend.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2018, 10:07:54 PM »
smith out !!!! first …. welcome back

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2018, 10:08:13 PM »
Have to say that while it’s always exciting to be linked with “names” like Henry, I’m really pleased it’s Smith. I think he’s going to be our Dyche or Howe.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2018, 10:08:19 PM »
Happy with this but hope Smith wanted Terry rather than him being foisted upon him.