Former Aston Villa players have welcomed the appointment of Dean Smith as manager.
Smith quit Brentford last night before being confirmed as Steve Bruce’s replacement.
John Gregory, Stan Collymore and Lee Hendrie are among those to take to social media to welcome the new manager.
— John Gregory (@JohnGregory77) October 11, 2018
Congratulations to Deano on his appointment as manager of our great club.
Wish him every success.
Be strong, be bold, you're the boss, and you've earned it.
A long way from Fellows Park as apprentices in 1987!!
UP THE VILLA!!
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) October 10, 2018
— leehendrie77 (@leehendrie77) October 10, 2018