Aston Villa have sacked head coach Dean Smith, the Premier League club has announced.
It comes after the West Midlands’ club lost 1-0 to Southampton on Friday, leaving them 15th in the premier league table.
It had been the team’s fifth league defeat in a row which looks so absurd for the board.
In a statement released by the club CEO “When Dean joined us in October 2018 our team was really struggling in The Championship. He immediately transformed the atmosphere and performances and achieved the ultimate success of leading Villa back to the Premier League within the same season – a rare feat.
He then secured our place in the Premier League after a tough campaign and took us to a Cup Final at Wembley in which we lost.
“However, after a good start to last season, this year we have not seen the continuous improvement in results, performances and league position which we have all been looking for.
“For this reason we have decided to make a change now to allow time for a new head coach to make an impact.
Dean Smith left Brentford and took the over Aston Villa in October 2018, with the club sat in 15th in The Championship.
He took the squad into the Premier League in his first season at the club, keeping them there the following year.
Last season, the team finished 11th, but took a hit when the talismanic Jack Grealish made a big transfer from Villa Park for the Etihad in Manchester. Jack Grealish tweeted shortly after the news broke, calling Smith a goat, which stands for greatest of all time.
The club said it was now searching for Smith’s replacement going into the two weeks international break, The process of replacing Dean will now begin and the Club which has just recorded 10 points after 11 games.