Terry leaving Aston Villa ‘inevitable’ but a ‘blow’, claims pundit
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John Terry leaving Aston Villa is a “blow” for Dean Smith’s side and the timing of his departure is “odd”, according to Frank McAvennie.
Terry spent a season with as a player in 2017/18. After retiring, the defender became Dean Smith’s assistant manager at Villa in October 2018.
The Chelsea legend has spent three seasons in that role. This has been a successful period for the Villans which was started by them earning promotion back to the Premier League in 2018/19.
McAvennie has had his say on Terry’s departure in an interview with . He is “shocked” at the timing of his exit:
“It was inevitable he was going to move, it’s a blow. He’s always made it known he wants to be a manager.
“He will have learned so much from Dean Smith, it was a great decision to move to Villa in the first place.
“I know a lot of people who have taken that step. They have been an assistant then maybe gone to Europe for a job.
“Everything he’s said has been the right thing. It’s just a bit surprising how quickly it’s happened. There wasn’t even a hint.
“The season is so close as well, it’s an odd time to do it. I’m shocked.
“I wish him all the best though, hopefully he can do a Steven Gerrard and find success.”
Elsewhere, Aston Villa are planning moves for three midfielders with
They have over the £30m signing of Leon Bailey. He was involved in 17 goals from his 30 Bundesliga outings last season.
On Friday it was revealed that the Villans have had a
Their third target is Norwich City’s Todd Cantwell.
It is believed that the Canaries have “no intention” of selling Cantwell and it would take a “huge offer” for them to be tempted to cash in on the midfielder.
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