Aston Villa head coach Dean Smith will miss the staff’s pleasant with Walsall on Wednesday as he’s isolating, the membership introduced.
Assistant head coach Craig Shakespeare will take cost as Villa play their first pleasant forward of the 2021/22 Premier League season.
Aston Villa can affirm that Head Coach Dean Smith is not going to be current at tonight’s pleasant with Walsall as he’s at the moment isolating together with his household.
Craig Shakespeare will take cost of the staff this night. pic.twitter.com/sFi2eQzxqb
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) July 21, 2021
Fifty-year-old Smith made 142 appearances for Walsall in his taking part in profession, and in addition managed them from 2011-2015. He’s getting into his fourth season with Aston Villa after becoming a member of from Brentford in 2018.
After main them to promotion in his first yr in cost, Smith’s Villa ended seventeenth within the Premier League in 2019/20 earlier than a powerful Eleventh-place end final season.
They kick off their league marketing campaign on August 14 with an away recreation at Watford.
Earlier than then, they’ve friendlies lined up with Stoke Metropolis (July 24), Nottingham Forest (July 28), Bristol Metropolis (July 31) and Sevilla (August 7).