Chris Sutton discussed Dean Smith’s future at Aston Villa for BBC’s Football Daily podcast and concluded that the Villains should not lose faith in their gaffer after all he’s done for them.
Things are currently quite difficult for Aston Villa in the Premier League and every single point will go a long way towards their survival in the English top-flight. Indeed, in times like these, it’s quite easy to throw the underperforming coach under the bus and turn to a fire-fighter as so many teams have done before.
Still, Sutton thinks getting rid of his simply doesn’t make sense.
Here’s what he said for BBC’s Football Daily podcast (10/3/2020): “You’ve trusted this guy to spend 140-150 million, you know, it’s going to be a hard slog, the Premier League. He got you to the League Cup final, you’re still in with a shout of staying in the Premier League. You trusted him to give them a four-year deal. Yeah, let’s rip all that out and get rid of him now. Doesn’t make sense.”
And it’s difficult to disagree with Sutton on this one because, despite all the recent results, he did get the team into the Premier League and just recently, they were in the final of the EFL Cup. Of course, beating Manchester City is quite a tall task for anyone and their performance at Wembley was waxed lyrical about by former player Dion Dublin.
While there’s no escaping the hard truth that Aston Villa are currently in a dire situation having lost five games in a row across all competitions in the ongoing campaign, simply changing the manager may not work, as they experienced during the days of Paul Lambert, Tim Sherwood and Remi Garde.
Who's to blame for Aston Villa's problems?
Something will have to change but for Sutton, definitely not the manager.
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