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New Aston Villa coach Aaron Danks reacts after completing move

Aston Villa have confirmed the arrival of Aaron Danks as new first-team coach.

The new man has arrived after working with former Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany at Belgian side Anderlecht.

He has been with the Belgian club for three months and has previously spent five years working for the FA.

Aston Villa is delighted to announce the appointment of Aaron Danks as First Team Coach,” Villa said in a statement on Wednesday.

“Danks joins Dean Smith’s coaching team from Anderlecht in Belgium and has previously worked at West Bromwich Albion’s Academy as well as with England where he was Lead Offensive Specialist Coach, helping the Under-20s win the World Cup in 2017.”

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The coach has been brought into the club following the departure of former assistant manager John Terry, who has left to pursue managerial opportunities.

Danks will work alongside Smith, Craig Shakespeare, head of goalkeeping Neil Cutler and set-piece coach Austin MacPhee.

Following his appointment, Danks has now taken to social media to give his reaction to his new role at Villa Park.

“Absolutely delighted to have been given the opportunity to coach and represent @AVFCOfficial,” he wrote on his Twitter account.

“Look forward to giving every ounce of enthusiasm and passion on the grass. #betterneverstops.”

The coach also had a message for former club Anderlecht.

“I leave a piece of my heart in Brussels,” he wrote.

“A truly wonderful club with fantastic talent in the playing and coaching staff. Wishing them so much success.”

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