Dean Smith: Aston Villa appoint new head coach with John Terry as assistant

Dean Smith: Aston Villa appoint new head coach with John Terry as assistant

Aston Villa finished five places above Brentford last season, losing in the play-off finalAston Villa have named Dean Smith as their new head coach, with ex-Chelsea defender John Terry as his assistant. Smith, 47, leaves Brentford, who he led to top-10 finishes in the Championship in each of his three seasons as boss. Former England…

Aston Martin IPO is sputtering on its first day of trading

Aston Martin IPO is sputtering on its first day of trading

LONDON — Shares in luxury car maker Aston Martin dropped below their IPO offer price on the first day of dealing in London on Wednesday. Aston Martin, famous for making James Bond’s cars, priced its shares at £19 in its initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange. It valued the business at £4.3 billion.…

Aston Villa 2-2 Brentford: Two goals apiece for Jonathan Kodjia and Neal Maupay

Aston Villa 2-2 Brentford: Two goals apiece for Jonathan Kodjia and Neal Maupay

Villa’s Jonathan Kodjia has now got three goals in two games – after scoring just once last seasonJonathan Kodjia’s stoppage-time header earned Aston Villa a draw against Brentford, as both sides maintained their unbeaten starts in the Championship. The Ivory Coast striker looped a header over Bees goalkeeper Dan Bentley in the fifth minute of…

Hull City 1-3 Aston Villa

Hull City 1-3 Aston Villa

Alan Hutton’s goal was only his second in almost seven years with Aston VillaAston Villa put a troubled summer behind them as they came from behind to win their opening Championship match of the season at Hull. Right-back Alan Hutton’s first goal since December 2014 capped victory for Villa, whose serious financial problems came to…

Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds United

Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds United

Lewis Grabban has scored 17 Championship goals this season, 12 of them coming on loan at Sunderland during the first half of the seasonAston Villa secured their place in the Championship play-offs and boosted their automatic promotion hopes with victory over mid-table Leeds United. Villa deservedly went in front when Lewis Grabban powerfully headed in…

REPORT: Aston Martin set to hire Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, and Deutsche Bank to lead a $7 billion IPO

REPORT: Aston Martin set to hire Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, and Deutsche Bank to lead a $7 billion IPO

High Gear Media Luxury automaker Aston Martin is reportedly preparing for an IPO. The IPO could be worth as much as £5 billion, according to reports. The manufacturer is currently owned by Italian private equity fund Investindustrial. Luxury carmaker Aston Martin is lining up three banks to manage a floatation that could value the firm…