For the Leicester City and Brentford player, see Dean Smith (born 1958).
General
Dean Smith
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Personal information
Full name Dean Smith
Date of birth 19 March 1971 (1971-03-19) (age 49)
Place of birth    West Bromwich, Flag of England England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Flag of England Brentford (manager)
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1989–1994
1994–1997
1997–2003
2003–2004
2004–2005
Total
Flag of England Walsall
Flag of England Hereford United
Flag of England Leyton Orient
Flag of England Sheffield Wednesday
Flag of England Port Vale
142 00(2)
117 0(19)
239 0(32)
055 00(1)
013 00(0)
566 0(54)   
Teams managed
2011–2015
2015–2018
2018–
Flag of England Walsall
Flag of England Brentford
Flag of England Aston Villa

Dean Smith (born 19 March 1971) is an English footballer turned football manager, who is now in charge of Championship club Aston Villa.

Starting his playing career with Walsall in 1989, over the course of five years he played 166 league and cup games. Signing with Hereford United in 1994, three years and 146 appearances later he moved on to Leyton Orient. In six years with Orient he made 309 appearances in all competitions, before earning a move to Sheffield Wednesday in 2003. After a season with Wednesday he moved on to Port Vale, retiring in January 2005. He scored 54 goals in 566 league games in a 16-year career in the Football League.

Returning to Leyton Orient, he worked as assistant manager until January 2009. In July 2009, he was appointed as Head of Youth at Walsall, before taking the management reins in January 2011. He took Walsall from relegation certainties to safety in his first four months in charge. He took Walsall to the 2015 final of the Football League Trophy, before leaving the club to manage Brentford in November 2015.

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Brentford F.C. squad - 2020–21

1 Bentley · 2 Colin · 4 Macleod · 5 Bjelland · 6 Dean · 7 Jozefzoon · 8 Yennaris · 10 McEachran · 11 Hofmann · 14 Egan · 15 Woods · 16 Bonham · 17 Kerschbaumer · 18 Judge · 19 Sawyers · 20 Clarke · 21 Vibe · 22 Henry · 24 Gogia · 29 Barbet · 30 Field · 31 Holldack · 33 Shaibu · 47 Canós ·  Daniels ·  Dalsgaard ·

  • Manager: Flag of England Dean Smith
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Current EFL League Championship managers

Struber (Barnsley) · Karanka (Birmingham City) · Mowbray (Blackburn Rovers) · Tindall (Bournemouth) · Frank (Brentford) · Holden (Bristol City) · Harris (Cardiff City) · Robins (Coventry City) · Cocu (Derby County) · Corberán (Huddersfield Town) · Jones (Luton Town) · Warnock (Middlesbrough) · Rowett (Millwall) · Farke (Norwich City) · Lamouchi (Nottingham Forest) · Neil (Preston North End) · Warburton (Queens Park Rangers) · Bowen (Reading) · Warne (Rotherham United) · Monk (Sheffield Wednesday) · O'Neill (Stoke City) · Cooper (Swansea City) · Vacant (Watford) · Ainsworth (Wycombe Wanderers)

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Brentford Football Club - Managers

Lewis (1900–03) · Molyneux (1903) · Lewisc (1903– 04) · Molyneux (1904–06) · Cronec (1906) · Brown (1906–08) · Parsonage (1908) · Halliday (1908–12) · Rhodes (1912–15) · Halliday (1915–21) · Mitchell (1921–22) · Halliday (1924–26) · Curtis (1926–49) · Gibbons (1949– 52) · Bain (1952–53) · Lawton (1953) · Monkc (1953) · Dodgin, Snr. (1953–57) · MacDonald (1957–65) · Cavanagh (1965–66) · Gray (1966–67) · Sirrel (1967–69) · Fentonc (1969) · Blunstone (1969–73) · Everitt (1973–75) · Willardc (1975) · Docherty (1975–76) · Lyonsc (1976) · Dodgin, Jnr. (1976–80) · Callaghan (1980–84) · Blunstonec (1984) · McLintock (1984–87) · Perryman (1987–90) · Holder (1990–93) · Webb (1993–97) · Lockc (1997) · May (1997) · Adams (1997–98) · Noades (1998–2000) · Lewington (2000–01) · Coppell (2001–02) · Downes (2002–04) · Thompsonc (2004) · Allen (2004–06) · Rosenior (2006) · Fitzgerald (2006–07) · Quinc (2007) · Butcher (2007) · Scott (2007–11) · Forster (2011) · Rösler (2011–13) · Kernaghanc (2013) · Warburton (2013–15) · Dijkhuizen (2015) · Carsley (2015) · Smith 2015–)

Aston Villa Football Club - Managers

Ramsay (1884–1926) • Smith (1926–34) • McMullan (1934–35) • Hogan (1936–39) • Massie (1945–50) • Martin (1950–53) • Houghton (1953–58) • Mercer (1958–64) • D. Taylor (1964–67) • Cummings (1967–68) • Docherty (1968–70) • Crowe (1970–74) • Saunders (1974–82) • Barton (1982–84) • Turner (1984–86) • McNeill (1986–87) • G. Taylor (1987–90) • Venglos (1990–91) • Atkinson (1991–94) • Little (1994–98) • Gregory (1998–2002) • G. Taylor (2002–03) • O'Leary (2003–06) • O'Neill (2006–10) • Houllier (2010–11) • McLeish (2011–12) • Lambert (2012–15) • Sherwood (2015) • Garde (2015–16) • Di Matteo (2016) • Bruce (2016–)

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