Aston Villa have parted ways with manager Dean Smith following three years in charge.
Smith, 50, was in a precarious position following Villa’s 1-0 defeat by Southampton on Friday, which was the Villains 5th consecutive defeat in the Premier League.
Villa currently lie 17th in the league, two points from the relegation zone.
Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow said:
“This year we have not seen the continuous improvement in results, performances and league position which we have all been looking for…For this reason we have decided to make a change now to allow time for a new head coach to make an impact.”
The International Break Suits…
Villa have indicated that the search for a new manager is underway but they won’t be rushed – the international break suits this goal – however, one name that is being mentioned by the BBC is Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand, who is currently the Denmark coach, and highly regarded by Villa’s sporting director Johan Lange.
Hjulmand, who led Denmark to the Euro 2020 semi-final, where they eventually succumbed to England at Wembley, is 49 years old and is thought of very highly.