Peter Shilton reacts on Twitter to Aston Villa hiring John Terry

John Terry of Aston Villa during the pre season friendly match between Aston Villa and Watford  at Villa Park on July 29, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Former England star says Aston Villa have made a smart decision.

John Terry of Aston Villa

Former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton believes Aston Villa have made a very smart choice hiring John Terry.

Terry is set to work under new Villa boss Dean Smith as part of a new management team.


Shilton believes Terry has the makings of a fantastic coach. He also expressed his condolences to the club after the passing of former chairman Doug Ellis.

Terry spent time at Villa last season as a player, with success, leading them to the play-off final.

He already has the trust and respect of the club's players before he has even set foot in the door.

Villa are currently in 15th place in the Championship after a dreadful start to the season in comparison to their lofty expectations.

Working under an experienced boss like Dean Smith is the perfect way for Terry to learn the ropes of management before he one day goes it alone.

John Terry of Chelsea applauds supporters after the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on May 15, 2016 in London, England.

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