Player Profile

Dean Smith

Head Coach

Nationality :English
Date Of Birth :19th March 1971
Height :6FT 1 1.85M
Weight :
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  • 566 Games Played
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Dean Smith (born 19 March 1971) is an English professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Premier League club Aston Villa.

Starting his playing career with Walsall in 1989, over the course of five years he played 166 league and cup games. After signing for Hereford United in 1994, three years and 146 appearances later he moved on to Leyton Orient. In six years with Orient, he made 309 appearances in all competitions, before earning a move to Sheffield Wednesday in 2003. After a season with Wednesday, he moved on to Port Vale, retiring in January 2005. He scored 54 goals in 566 league games in a 16-year career in the English Football League.

Returning to Leyton Orient, he worked as assistant manager until January 2009. In July 2009, he was appointed as Head of Youth at Walsall, before taking the management reins in January 2011. He took Walsall from the relegation zone to safety in his first four months in charge. He took Walsall to the 2015 final of the League Trophy, before leaving the club to manage Brentford in November 2015. He was appointed as Aston Villa manager in October 2018 and took the club from 14th in the Championship to the Premier League via the play-offs.