Sports Aston Villa appoint Dean Smith as new head coach with John Terry as assistant Published 2 months ago on October 10, 2018 By Frank Couper Share Tweet FRESH START Smith, the former Brentford and Walsall boss, is a lifelong Villa fan Aston Villa have appointed Dean Smith as their new head coach, with John Terry as assistant coach. The club have also brought in Jesus Garcia Pitarch as Sporting Director to complete an overhaul of their major positions. Dean Smith has left Brentford to join Villa Club 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 Terry captained Aston Villa last season “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. 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The Chelsea legend finished his playing career with the Villans as he captained them to the play-off final last season. He will now begin his managerial journey with the same side. Credit: talkSPORT Share this:Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window) Related Related Topics:ChampionshipDean SmithEFLFootballUncategorized Up Next Gareca was a target according to Pablo Escobar’s former hit man Don't Miss Russian police detain Kokorin and Mamaev after their night of madness and beatings Continue Reading You may like Premier League Preview Show: Liverpool out in front, but for how long? 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