& # 39; The potential of the football club is huge & # 39 ;: Dean Smith greets Aston Villa heroes because owners state that & # 39; sky the limit & # 39; after the return of the Premier League
- Aston Villa secured their return to the Premier League with the win over Derby
- Coach Dean Smith greeted his players and said the club deserves top flight status
- The owners of Villa Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens will support the manager with money
- Captain Jack Grealish admitted he thought he would leave at the start of the season
The owners of Aston Villa promised & # 39; the sky is the limit & # 39; after watching the Smith Smith clinch promotion to the Premier League in the £ 170 million competition in Wembley.
Billions of businessmen Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens will return Villa with funds to ensure that they can compete on their return to the top flight.
Starman Jack Grealish led the celebrations after Villa sealed a 2-1 win over Derby, with goals from Anwar El Ghazi and John McGinn to end a three-season flight in the air.
Dean Smith greeted his Aston Villa heroes and said the club deserves to be in the Premier League
Villa defeated Derby County 2-1 in the play-off final of the championship to secure their return to the top
& # 39; Our ambition was not only to be promoted, but also to do well in the Premier League, & # 39; Sawiris said. & # 39; We have seen that with good management the air is the limit, with such a & # 39; n fan base and so & # 39; n great team. & # 39;
Smith said: & # 39; The potential of the football club is huge. It feels good that Villa is in the Premier League with its history, size and fans. And I am not like a trailer.
& # 39; Reality has just begun. It all feels a bit surreal, but it is no more than those guys deserve and no more than this football club deserves.
& # 39; We have tried to return to the Premier League for a number of difficult years. Last season was very difficult for everyone who went through the defeat here against Fulham. & # 39;
Owners Nassef Sawiris (photo) and Wes Edens explained the & # 39; sky is the limit & # 39; for Villa
That loss pushed Villa close to the administration under the previous owner Tony Xia, before a £ 60m takeover by Sawiris and Edens transformed the club.
Chief executive Christian Purslow fired Steve Bruce in October and Smith led the turnaround. But he pointed out that Villa & # 39; s scorers at Wembley were signed by his predecessor.
Victory is all the sweeter for Smith because he grew up as a fan of the club and his father Ron worked as a Villa Park steward. Ron suffers from dementia.
& # 39; I went to see my old man on Friday and managed to keep his eyes open for up to two minutes, & # 39; said Smith.
& # 39; I said, "The next time I come and see you, I am a Premier League manager." He smiled, if not anymore. Hopefully there was understanding, but it is a terrible disease. That was enough for me. & # 39;
Jack Grealish (right) admitted that he thought he would leave the club at the start of the season
Prince William stood in the stands to celebrate the victory of Villa. & # 39; I would love to meet him and tell him that he supports the right club, & # 39; said Smith.
Captain Grealish admitted he thought he was leaving the club at the start of the season.
& # 39; I thought I was leaving, 10 months later I am here now and I have returned my youth club to the Premier League – perfect season, & # 39; he said. & # 39; I am speechless. I cannot explain how happy I am. It means the world, we all know where this club belongs. & # 39;
The plans for the next season start now. Signing Tyrone Mings is a priority after the centerback has delivered another excellent screen.
Bournemouth is open to selling him for around £ 15m and Villa has an option to match bids. There will also be discussions about signing El Ghazi, Tammy Abraham, Axel Tuanzebe and Kortney Hause.
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