Former Brentford manager Dean Smith has replaced Steve Bruce at the helm of Championship underachievers Aston Villa.
Aston Villa were rumoured to be linking up with super-agent Jorge Mendes, who helped Wolves return to the Premier League last season.
Paul Lambert was the manager of Aston Villa from 2012 until 2015.
Dean Smith replaced Steve Bruce as Aston Villa manager last week and took training for the first time at the Championship club on Tuesday.
Leeds United and Aston Villa were reportedly interested in Manchester United youngster Scott McTominay in the summer transfer window.
Aston Villa hired Dean Smith on the back of his fine job at Brentford, with John Terry back at Villa Park as his number two.
Aston Villa have appointed Dean Smith as their new manager.
Dean Smith was appointed the manager of Championship club Aston Villa last week.
Aston Villa are in their third season as a Championship team and former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has given his view.
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith reportedly wants a new goalkeeping coach.