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Paul McGrath reacts on Twitter to Aston Villa's double appointment

Ex Aston Villa footballer Paul McGrath greets fans during half time during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Newcastle United at Villa Park on September 17, 2011 in...

Former Aston Villa star weighs in on Dean Smith and John Terry.

Dean Smith, manager of Brentford looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Sunderland at Griffin Park on October 21, 2017 in Brentford, England.

Paul McGrath has given a positive reaction to Aston Villa's appointment of Dean Smith and John Terry.

Aston Villa confirmed the appointment of Smith last night, with Terry joining him as assistant.

 

They replace Steve Bruce who was fired a week ago after a disappointing run of results to start the season.

Former Villa defender McGrath believes Aston Villa have made the right decision, commenting on Twitter.

Ex Aston Villa footballer Paul McGrath greets fans during half time during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Newcastle United at Villa Park on September 17, 2011 in...

He believes that Terry's return will be just as important as Smith taking charge.

Villa also hired a new sporting director, bringing in former Valencia chief Jesus Garcia Pitarch.

After reaching the play-off final last season and almost winning promotion, Villa hoped to kick on this season.

It hasn't happened, and with Villa in 15th place, Smith and Terry have a big job ahead to turn around their fortunes.

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