John Terry named assistant coach for Championship side Aston Villa

John Terry named assistant coach for Championship side Aston Villa

- Dean Smith have been announced as new Aston Villa manager

- He will be assisted by former Chelsea and Villa defender John Terry

- Big names including Thierry Henry have been linked with the role

Championship side Aston Villa have announced Dean Smith as new head coach and will be assisted by John Terry.

Smith agreed to join Villa from Brentford to replace departed Steve Bruce while Terry who recently announced his retirement from football will be number two.

The former Chelsea star will be starting his managerial career at the last club he represented before hanging his boots.

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The Upton park outfit have also appointed a new Sporting Director in the shape of Jesus Garcia Pitarch.

Smith is understood to be a Villa fan from his childhood and enjoyed success at Walsall between 2011 and 2015 before switching to Griffin Park.

A couple of names have linked become potential manager of the club incluing Arsenal legend and former Belgium assistant coach Thierry Henry.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Chelsea legend John Terry has announced his retirement from club football after over two decades of trophy laden career.

The 37-year-old last featured for Championship outfit Aston Villa in the 2017-18 season before hanging his boots.

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