Ason Villa fans on Twitter will be delighted to hear the news that Richard O’Kelly has been appointed as the Aston Villa assistant manager, following Dean Smith from Brentford to Villa Park. The supporters will be delighted with this news and will be keen to see how Smith, O’Kelly and John Terry get on together in the Aston Villa dugout.
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) 15 October 2018
O’Kelly has been a part of everything that Dean Smith has done in management and is one of those men behind the scenes who helps the side without quite getting the recognition. He’s been firmly involved with Smith at both Walsall and Brentford where Smith’s sides have serially overachieved and the next step for the pair will be to win their first piece of silverware in management, or if not a trophy at least a promotion.
According to this report from Birmingham Live, O’Kelly will be a key figure at Bodymoor Heath alongside Smith now he’s been appointed and it will be interesting to see how the new dynamic of adding to terry to the pair works. With The Villains currently languishing 15th in the Championship, there will be a lot of expectation on the new management team to make the Birmingham club title contenders again, although it won’t be easy, the fans are expecting a lot from Smith, O’Kelly and Terry.
You can read The Villains’ thoughts on O’Kelly’s appointment here:
What’s John Terry’s job description then?
— Learn The Wright Way (@jamieinstructor) October 15, 2018
Announce champions league football
— billiam (@BillyKilleen) October 15, 2018
Welcome to the club Dream Team Richard UTV! pic.twitter.com/0pdqf4sJjz
— AVFCLlVE (@AVFCLlVE) October 15, 2018
Welcome to the Villa
— Nigel Gadd (@GaddNigel) October 15, 2018
All going to plan thenfeels bizarre mind!
— Mandm Fleming (@mandmflem) 15 October 2018
Good move! Great bloke. Experienced. UTV
— Witton Road View (@WittonRoad) October 15, 2018
Deano and Richo
— Kieron (@KieronHarris3) 15 October 2018
The fans have high expectations of their new pair and will be backing them to try and achieve at least playoff spot in the coming season.
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