Christian Purslow spoke of “outstanding qualities” as he hailed new Head Coach Dean Smith.
Smith enjoyed his first day in the job today and joined our CEO on the top table at the unveiling press conference.
Purslow gave an insight into the appointment as he chatted confidently of a positive future under the new No.1.
He said: “Dean has outstanding qualities for the Head Coach of Aston Villa.
“He’s hugely experienced – in English football and the Championship.
“He’s dedicated his career to a very recognisable and attractive playing style – he’s committed to it through thick and thin. He has done it at a number of clubs and often under extreme budgetary constraints.
“Most importantly, he has a very recognisable football coaching philosophy.
“His motivation, energy and hunger to manage at highest level is another outstanding feature of Dean. He really understands what Aston Villa is all about. That’s a very good set of qualities.”