As­ton Villa ap­point Smith and Terry as new coaches

Gulf Times Sport - - FOOTBALL -

For­mer Eng­land cap­tain John Terry took his first steps into coach­ing on Wed­nes­day when he was named as right-hand man to new As­ton Villa boss Dean Smith. The sec­ond-tier English club also ap­pointed Je­sus Gar­cia

Pitarch as sport­ing di­rec­tor as the for­mer Euro­pean cham­pi­ons moved to re­place Steve Bruce who was sacked last week. Terry, 37, who spent the bulk of his ca­reer with Chelsea, cap­tained sec­ond-tier As­ton Villa last sea­son. Capped 78 times by Eng­land, the cen­tral de­fender re­cently re­jected a chance to play for Spar­tak Moscow, say­ing a move to Rus­sia was not right for his fam­ily. His last game as a pro­fes­sional was Villa’s 1-0 Cham­pi­onship play-off fi­nal de­feat by Ful­ham in May.

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