Aaron Danks claimed excitement He said he was ‘absolutely pleased’ to join Aston Villa.
The 36-year-old became part of Dean Smith’s coaching team at Villa Park following the departure of John Terry and Richard O’Kelly this summer.
A lot has changed at Bodymoor Heath this summer as Danks walked through the doors with set-piece coach Austin MacPhee.
Danks will now team up with Smith and Craig Shakespeare, who was captured last summer, and MacPhee will bring the element of magic and surprise from dead ball situations.
From working for England’s U21 team, where he coached Ezri Konsa, to training with Anderlecht in Belgium.
Danks will bring some coaching experience to the Midlands and yes he has worked at West Brom too, he was supposed to, right?!
Yet here’s what the British had to say on Twitter about joining Villa:
Terry’s departure from the club this summer as he wanted to become a manager one day was perhaps not a surprise to Villa fans, so it was expected.
But it came as a surprise to some that O’Kelly, who had worked with Smith throughout his management career, left before the season opener at Watford.
Little has changed at Villa Park this summer, both on and off the court.
But every club needs this refresh from time to time, so it will be interesting to see how players react to these recent changes.