Dean Smith signs new four-year deal at Aston Villa

By Matt Maher | Aston Villa | Published:

Boss Dean Smith has signed a new four-year contract at Villa.

Dean Smith.

The 48-year-old has penned a deal which will keep him at Villa Park until the summer of 2023.

Smith has enjoyed a remarkable 13 months since taking charge of the club he supported since childhood, guiding Villa to promotion back to the Premier League through the play-offs last May.

The club currently sit 15th in the top flight, after recording their fourth win of the league campaign over Newcastle last Monday.

Smith said: “I’m really happy to have committed my long term future to the club.

"Obviously it is a club I have a strong affection for.

“I’m looking forward to all the challenges that come with re-establishing Aston Villa as a top Premier League club.”

Chief executive Christian Purslow added: “The board is delighted that Dean has signed a new four-year contract which puts him at the heart of the club’s long term rebuilding plans.”

Matt Maher

By Matt Maher

Chief sports writer for the Express & Star.


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