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Portuguese media claims Villa will axe Smith; appoint former Benfica boss

Date published: Monday 27th July 2020 1:49 Reports from Portugal are claiming that Aston Villa will sack Dean Smith and appoint former Benfica boss Bruno Lage. Newspaper A Bola claims to have confirmed Sport TV’s news which states that Lage is ‘very close’ to taking charge of the Premier League club.The report adds that an agreement between Villa and the 44-year-old did not depend on the outcome Premier League surival. Villa secured their place in the top-flight on the final day of the season Lage has some past experience in the Premier League and in the Championship. He acted as Carlos Carvalhal’s assistant at Swansea City and Sheffield Wednesday. Speculation has mounted over a return to England after Lage rejected the cha...