ASTON VILLA MANAGER
Aston Villa is one of the oldest and most famous clubs in English and world football. In full glory they represent the tradition and culture of English football, since its inception in 1874. Aston Villa is one of the biggest English clubs. The club suffered a terrible number of ups and downs. The whole history of the club can be called a "rollercoaster" ride, so this season is precisely the characteristic of this giant from Birmingham. However, history remembers much: 7 England championships, 7 FA Cups and 5 League Cups, and a cream on a cake is the winner of the title of Europe's champions in 1982! Now they are falling, but we are expecting them to grow again! They are currently in English championship. Last season they almost qualify to the Premier League but were stopped from Fulham on Wembeley. Their manager since 2016 to 3 October 2018 was Steve Bruce. Altough he is prooved and experienced manager he couldn’t carry the preasurre that managing Aston Villa brings.
On 10 October 2018 English club Aston Villa named Dean Smith as the new manager, while former captain of the English national football team, John Terry, was appointed as his manager. Smith has so far led Brentford, who will receive compensation from Aston Villa.
Terry last week finished his playing career at Aston Villa. He spent the last season at the Birmingham club after playing for Chelsea for the 19 seasons in that time with Chelsea he won the Champions League, the European League and five England and FA Cup championships and the League Cup. He also recently rejected the offer of Spartac from Moscow, saying that moving to Russia would not be good for his family. This will be his first experience as assistant manager ever.
Dean Smith started his managerial carrer as assistant manager in Leyton Orient. For the first time he was appointed as manager at Walsall in 2011 and was there till 2015. He succesfully managed the team in English League One, avoiding relegation and reaching the League Trophy Final in 2015. He was known for many transfers he made and given chances to young players. On 30 November 2018 he was appointed as manager in Brentford. He brought specific way of playing in the club with many passes. Also here he made some big transfers selling some of the players, making profits for the club and always finishing in the mid-table.
We can say that Aston Villa is his first big carrer chalenge as manager, because the chairman and the fans there certanly expect the team to be back in the Premier League as soon as possible.
Currently Villa is on 14th position, 5 points away from play off zone. In four games as manager Dean Smith has 2 wins and 2 defeats.
One thing is for certain that Smith will make real difference and changes in Aston Villa.