Chelsea legend appointed as Aston Villa assistant coach
Chelsea legend John Terry has been appointed as Aston Villa assistant coach with Dean Smith becoming their new head coach.
Terry who announced retirement from international football having spent 19 seasons with Chelsea has now been given coaching role. Smith, a lifelong Villa fan has left Brentford for The Claret and Blue. The championship side jas also announced that Jesus Garcia Pitarch has been appointed as the club's new director.
Smith, a lifelong Villa fan, leaves Brentford, while Terry moves into coaching having just announced his retirement as a player. Jesus Garcia Pitarch has also been appointed as sporting director.
"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," Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow told the club's official website.
Villa is currently seventh in the Sky Bet Championship, three points and eight places above Villa.
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