Report says Dean Smith has tripled his wages at Aston Villa

Brentford Manager Dean Smith looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Birmingham City at Griffin Park on October 2, 2018 in Brentford, England.

Smith joined Villa last week from Championship side Brentford.

Brentford Manager Dean Smith looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Birmingham City at Griffin Park on October 2, 2018 in Brentford, England.

The Telegraph have claimed that Dean Smith will more than triple his wages at Aston Villa after leaving Brentford last week to replace Steve Bruce at his boyhood club as manager.

Smith, 47, signed a two-and-a-half-year deal at Villa, taking him through until the end of the 2020-21 season after a very impressive start to the Championship campaign with Brentford.

Villa, on the other hand, lie way down in 15th place in the Championship table after picking up just three league wins in 11 games under Bruce before they suffered a 2-1 defeat against Millwall after Bruce's sacking.

 

The Midlands outfit have moved quickly during the international break and although sporting director Christian Purslow spoke to Thierry Henry, it was clear the Frenchman had other intentions - he has since joined Monaco.

Instead, Purslow took a liking to Smith who will now combine with Richard O'Kelly at John Terry at Villa in a bid to push the club back towards the top six of England's second tier.

Brentford Manager Dean Smith chats to match officials as he leaves the pitch after the first half of the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Birmingham City at Griffin Park on...

The report claims that Smith, who was earning £300,000 a year at Brentford - or just under £6,000 a week - will more than triple his wages, taking him to around the £1million-a-year mark.

Smith, who has supported Villa all of his life, will take charge of his first game for the club against Swansea City on Saturday at Villa Park.

Brentford Manager Dean Smith makes his feelings known during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Birmingham City at Griffin Park on October 2, 2018 in Brentford, England.

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