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'Top bloke': Some Villa fans have 'a lot of respect' for UCL winner's high praise of Smith

John Terry has been full of praise for Aston Villa manager Dean Smith this week in the build-up to the Villains clash against Chelsea.

Speaking to Sky Sports News via Birmingham Live, the former Villa assistant coach praised his former boss. The duo spent two seasons together on the touchline as Smith guided the Birmingham club back to the Premier League.

Terry retired as a player with Villa to join the coaching staff. And the UEFA Champions League winner left a big impact with the club. With multiple players noting the England defender as a reason why they developed at the club.

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Indeed, Terry is now a free agent after leaving the club in the summer to seek a number one job somewhere. And there is no doubt that the former Villa coach will be watching this weekend’s Saturday clash.

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Smith’s side will travel to the English capital to face Chelsea, who will be eager to return to winning ways after drawing 1-1 with Liverpool before the international break.

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With no Emi Martinez or Emi Buendia, though, Villa face a tall task in getting something against the Blues. But for supporters on social media, they were buzzing with what Terry had to say about Smith.

Here’s what some fans had to say on Twitter about Terry’s praise for the Villa boss ahead of their clash against Chelsea…

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