Dean Smith says John Terry’s return to Aston Villa was his decision

CAPTAIN: John Terry for Aston Villa.

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Aston Villas new head coach Dean Smith tells it was his decision to bring John Terry back to the club.

Terry announced his retirement fro football only to be revealed as a new member to the Aston Villa coaching staff.

Smith replaced Steve Bruce who was sacked after a row with disappointing results.

“I was told there was an opportunity to take John and I said if I speak to John I think we can both come up with good enough honest answers to see if we both want to move on with it or not,” said Smith on monday.

“That’s what we did. John and I spoke about it and decided it was right. If it wasn’t we both could have said no but I felt it was a win-win for both of us. It was my decision to bring John in, yes.”

Villa have not startet the season as well as they had hoped, but Smith insists that the club can still achieve promotion to the Premier League this season.

“It was probably an hour of Facetime meet. He was warming up for a pro-am golf event and he probably wanted it to be a bit quicker. But to be fair we both had really good questions that we wanted to ask.

John Terry was Aston Villas captain last season. They lost the play off final at Wembley against Fulham.

CAPTAIN: John Terry for Aston Villa.Reuters


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