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Dean Smith is the manager of Aston Villa, a position he took up in October 2018 after leaving his post at Brentford.
Smith started managerial life at Walsall, impressing in his time at the club. The Saddlers had looked like certainties for relegation when Smith took over the job, and he impressed everyone with the way he handled the pressure of a relegation battle. In his final season, he led the club to 8th in the table, before leaving to take over at Brentford in 2015.
He led Brentford to three top-10 Championship finishes, before orchestrating Aston Villa's return to the Premier League, where he preserved their status in 2019/20.
|Aston Villa||91||38||19||34||41.8||10 Oct 2018 - Present|
|Brentford||126||47||35||44||37.3||30 Nov 2015 - 10 Oct 2018|
|Walsall||251||79||94||78||31.5||04 Jan 2011 - 30 Nov 2015|