Ashley Preece confirms Danks’ appointment to Villa
Ashley Preece of the Birmingham Mail has confirmed that Aston Villa has appointed Aaron Danks as their new first team coach.
What is the story?
Writing on Twitter, he noted: “Aston Villa appoints Aaron Danks first team coach, stepping down from his role as assistant to Vincent Kompany in Anderlecht after just 3 months. Danks was previously at West Brom as he helped England win the U20 World Cup in 2017 where he held the role of attacking coach. #AVFC ”
Then, in a question-and-answer session for the Birmingham Mail, he added: “Danks is a forward-thinking coach who will be great with Philogene-Bidace, Chukwuemeka and the older members of the Premier League. Villa.
“Danks the last piece of his puzzle, so to speak. “
Exciting news for Villa
While Danks may not have been a household name to Villa fans prior to his appointment, his resume speaks of someone who should be a really exciting addition to the backroom staff at Villa Park.
Not only did he play an important role in England’s victory in the Under-20 World Cup in 2017, but he also ‘spent five years in the FA with England in several age groups as as head coach specializing in the offense ”.
Obviously, Danks is someone who enjoys coaching the attacking side of the game, and what should really get Villa fans excited is the kind of work he could do with people like Carney Chukwuemeka and Jaden Philogene. -Bidace, as Preece says.
Villa have a truly talented academic squad who cemented their legacy with their FA Youth Cup victory earlier this year, and have a number of youngsters who should be ready to make their mark on the first team over the years to come.
Danks could play a key role in making the most of these youngsters, including those who are currently on loan for this season but who will return next summer after a season of competitive football, like Louie Barry at Ipswich.
Villa fans will surely be excited and delighted to hear that Danks has arrived and, as Preece puts it, is considered by Smith to be the “last piece of his puzzle”.
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