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Dean Smith verdict: Villans react to #OneOfOurOwn appointment

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Dean Smith verdict: Villans react to #OneOfOurOwn appointment

Dean Smith has been a very popular appointment with fans – and former players too, as you can see below.

Check out the thoughts of some Villans on the arrival of Smith as head coach.

Mark Bosnich

I think it’s a very good appointment.

He’s got experience in the Championship. 

He’s not the big name up in lights in terms of some of the people who were mentioned, but I think that’s exactly what they need at this moment in time.

I think it’s a very good appointment. He’s got experience in the Championship. Mark Bosnich
John Terry knows the club from being there last season and Dean Smith will have his ideas – they just need to get promoted.

If you look at the table they’re still only four points off the play-off places.

They weren’t far off last season, so there’s no reason why they can’t do it this season – there’s still a long way to go.

Paul McGrath

Delighted for Aston Villa that Dean Smith as a Villa fan has been given the opportunity to ply his trade at the club he loves.

Stan Collymore

Congratulations to Deano on his appointment as manager of our great club.

Wish him every success.

Be strong, be bold, you're the boss, and you've earned it.

A long way from Fellows Park as apprentices in 1987!!

His name is just going to echo around the place. Lee Hendrie
Lee Hendrie

I think his name has been bandied about the club for quite some time.

His expansive and exciting football at Brentford will be expected by fans with the players Villa have.

His name is just going to echo around the place.

John Terry was a massive figure around the club last season.

It’s a great duo to have at the club and hopefully they will take them back to the Premier League.

Steve Froggatt

Dean Smith is a fantastic person, plays football on the front foot and most importantly is a Villa fan. 

Potentially a great appointment and by the owners a brave appointment. 

Should go down well with the fans.

John Terry

I am delighted to be assisting Dean.

I am looking forward to taking my first steps into coaching and returning to a club where I have great memories.


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Paul Brown
By @paulbrownavfc 11th October 2018