Aston Villa owner Tony Xia has recently said that former club captain and new assistant manager John Terry has “everything” he needs to “be a great manager one day”, following his appointment as Dean Smith’s number two.
I believe JT has everything to ‘grow ‘ to be a great manager one day. Get the unfinished business done! #UTV
— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) October 11, 2018
The former Chelsea defender is no stranger to Villa Park having captained the club to the play-off final last term, and was also heavily linked with a move back to Villa Park in the summer, after his contract expired at the West Midlands club at the end of last season.
In what is his first role as a coach, Terry will look to restore some belief and character in the dressing room after a dismal run of form of late – the Villans have won just one of their last ten league games and sit 15th in the Championship table.
He captained Chelsea to many Premier League titles and is bound to possess several leadership qualities – all of which will put him in good stead to be a future manager as Xia believes he will be.
Here, we take to twitter to get the Villa fans’ reactions to Xia’s latest comments.
This is strange, no ‘welcome Dean’ (our actual manager) or good luck to the new team? Just JT will grow? ????????♀️
— Elaine ???? (@MsGilbert1805) October 11, 2018
Up the Villa; Dr Tony ????????
— Nigel B6 (@B6Nigel) October 11, 2018
I think you’ll find Dean Smith’s the manager. Clown!
— Sean Collins (@SeanCollins0) October 11, 2018
Oh ello, forgot Dr Tony was still around, you've been very quiet recently Dr.
Hope all good with you
— Mike Knott (@MikeKnott11) October 11, 2018
You don't like Dean ether @Dr_TonyXia ? Me neither, Terry taking over in the summer!
— Tony (@Tony89405449) October 11, 2018
And Dean Smith sends his kindest regards to you too, Tony.
— brucemac (@tweetingolfer) October 11, 2018
Hope all is well with you Doc. #UTV
— Gary Beesley (@BorgUK1of9) October 11, 2018
No mention of the actual manager Dean Smith you clown Xia helloooo #UTV
— Graham (@burgertits) October 11, 2018