Dean Smith has recently become the next manager of Aston Villa, with John Terry taking over as his assistant and between them, they have a huge job on their hands.
The duo replace the beleaguered figure of Steve Bruce and will be looking to fire their Villans up the Championship table.
Despite struggling to win matches this season, they’re still in touch with the top six and have the time to arrest the slide and look up the table.
They’ve inherited a talented squad, with an array of wonderful midfielders and attackers. even fringe players like Conor Hourihane will be incredibly important as Smith moulds a side in his own vision.
At Brentford he garnered a reputation as managing a free flowing side, passing, moving and creating chances at will. With the players at his disposal, that can only mean one thing for Villa; goals.
There’s always a problem or two to address though and for Smith, it is the back four. Bruce’s recruitment left a gaping hole at the back, exasperated by James Chester’s recent sending off. Villa need defenders and they need them quickly.
With that in mind, here are two free agents Dean Smith should sign up quickly.
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