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Aston Villa confirm Dean Smith appointment; John Terry and Jesus Garcia Pitarch also arrive

Aston Villa confirm Dean Smith appointment; John Terry and Jesus Garcia Pitarch also arrive

Aston Villa have finally been able to put to bed the rumours of who their next manager will be whilst also confirming two other appointments.

The Villans had been searching for a new boss following the sacking of Steve Bruce last week and were linked with a number of names.

The likes of Thierry Henry and Rui Faria were both strongly favoured, whilst it is thought both had rejected the chance of taking on the vacant position.

However, the club have now confirmed with an official statement that their search is now over after they completed the appointment of Dean Smith as their Head Coach.

The lifelong Villa fan has made a name for himself with the football he got Brentford to play and will look to bring that to his boyhood team.

The club also confirmed that John Terry, another man who had been linked with the role, would be returning as Smith’s assistant.

Jesus Garcia Pitarch completes the trio as he will join up with the team as the new Sporting Director, a role he previously held at Valencia and Atletico Madrid.

The Verdict:

These three additions to the Aston Villa setup are excellent and could be about to save their season.

The club have struggled for a while and it had been felt that a fresh approach from a new manager would be needed to get the best out of the team once again.

Smith had already been doing a great job with Brentford in the Championship this season, whilst Terry could help to bring in some new ideas having worked with some of the best managers in the game during his playing days.

Pitarch should also be considered a crucial signing for Villa as he will be able to help things run smoothly around the Villa Park outfit, whilst his experience at some of the biggest clubs in Spain should also be beneficial.

Aston Villa fans – thoughts?

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