Dean Smith and John Terry are preparing for the visit of Swansea City on Saturday afternoon with every hope of starting the new era with three points against quality opposition.
The post-Steve Bruce era is underway and excitement is building among the Villa supporters ahead of Smith’s Villa Park bow.
Not only have Villa appointed a manager who will bring a possession-based philosophy which aims to please supporters as well as produce desirable results, they have brought John Terry back to the club just months after he fell short of promotion with the Villans before he called time on his playing career.
It’s an exciting time for both Terry and the club as he starts a new chapter in his career, and his latest Instagram post suggests that the enthusiasm for his appointment among the Villa supporters is reciprocated by the man himself.
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Pictured alongside Dean Smith and assistant head coach Richard Kelly, Terry’s post provides an image of the trio who will be in charge of Villa’s promotion bid this season.
Whether or not they will achieve their ultimate goal remains to be seen, but the feel-good factor which Terry and Smith’s arrival has installed into the club will certainly aid them in their pursuit of top-tier football.
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