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JOHN TERRY go­ing to As­ton Villa as De No.2 has turned a good ap­point­ment in with loads of po­ten­tial pit­falls.

I like Dean Smith (left). He’s done a great job at B Wal­sall, plays good foot­ball and is a Villa fan. He ti boxes for them.

But did he re­ally want Terry go­ing there with hi I can’t imag­ine in my wildest dreams that he tol would only take the job if Terry was part of the p He’s tak­ing his own as­sis­tant with him as well, s al­ready knows and trusts.

You have to won­der where that leaves Terry. Will con­sulted closely? Will they get on?

The dress­ing room will be a prob­lem, too. Those will re­spect Terry more than they will Smith. Terr ev­ery­thing there is to win and they al­ready know hi last sea­son when he was cap­tain.

It’s go­ing to be an is­sue for him, too, be­cause he was one sea­son. They were his mates. Now he’s got to get se­ri­ous w That’s not an easy tran­si­tion.

It ei­ther goes re­ally well or it lasts six month badly wrong.

I al­ways thought Smith was the right can­di­date. The one prob­lem for him is that he’s al­ways been fully in charge of ev­ery­thing at his other clubs.

At Brent­ford and Wal­sall he could dic­tate ev­ery­thing. But he won’t be able to do that at Villa be­cause the board will be busy.

There could be more in­ter­fer­ence than he’s used to, and ob­vi­ously there will be more pres­sure. It will take some ad­just­ment.

Con­flict

and say s But I thi lis­ten. H it takes

For Sm to get th and the be up th

Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13, 2018

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