Daniel Amartey and John Terry at Leicester City : Leicester City have confirmed the name of their new manager as Dean Smith with former Chelsea center-back John Terry as assistant.
Brendan Rodgers dismissed in early April and the team of Daniel Amartey waited only a few days before formalizing the arrival of his new coach on Monday evening.
The former English center-back is highly regarded as one of the greatest defenders of the Premier League as the Black Stars defender Amartey is set to benefit from working with him.
Without a club since December and his departure from Norwich in the Championship , Dean Smith is the lucky one and will be responsible for ensuring the maintenance of the Foxes in the elite.
Smith is a former coach of Aston Villa between 2018 and 2021 and has signed a contract till the end of the season and arrives with the John Terry who was his assistant coach at Villa.
Beaten at home by Bournemouth (0-1) this Saturday in the Premier League, Leicester are the penultimate team (19th position) in the Premier League standings with 25 points in 30 games.
“Leicester City Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Dean Smith as the Club’s First Team Manager until the end of the 2022/23 season.” , the club said in a statement released on Monday.
The former Norwich City, Aston Villa and Brentford manager will take charge of First Team training from Tuesday in preparation for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Manchester City.
“Dean’s coaching line-up will also include former England captain John Terry, who served under Dean’s management as a coach at Aston Villa, along with City’s current First Team Coaches Adam Sadler and Mike Stowell.”.
Terry lifted 5 Premier League titles with Chelsea during his 19 seasons with the Blues in over 700 appearances.
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