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He’s not as glamorous as Thierry Henry, but Dean Smith can rebuild broken Aston Villa



Dean Smith has been appointed as Aston Villa’s new manager (Picture: Getty)
Aston Villa’s appointment of Dean Smith caps the end of a frustrating start to a third consecutive season in the Championship and offers hope of a bright new beginning.
Since the days of Martin O’Neill, Villa have been a club treading water. Moving from one quick fix to the next, with little cohesion from the boardroom down to the players.
Given the relentless barrage of setbacks Villa fans have suffered, it’s perhaps hard for levels of excitement to peak above cautious optimism but the appointment of Smith may prove to be the first step in a long process of restoring the club to its former glories. Smith was always one of the main contenders for the managerial post, but it looked as if he would be passed over in favour of a more glamorous addition.
The headlines were ready made for Arsenal legend Thierry Henry to put the ‘va va voom’ back into Villa Park, while Jose Mourinho’s former assistant Rui Faria would have been an intriguing addition.
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source: metro-arsenal
URL source: http://metro.co.uk/tag/arsenal-fc/

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