Villa chairman Lerner adds Farina on INTERPOL recommendation

Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner has welcomed the addition of Simone Farina to their coaching staff.

Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner has welcomed the addition of Simone Farina to their coaching staff.

Farina has been recruited as a community coach by Lerner on the recommendation of INTERPOL after blowing the whistle on match-fixing and bribery in the Italian game.

Ron Noble, who is the Secretary General of INTERPOL and a close associate of Lerner, suggested the 30-year-old Italian would be ideal for Villa.

"Ron Noble is a longstanding friend and colleague and he felt that Simone would be a good fit for Villa, that he had shown immense courage and integrity when confronted with a very difficult situation, said Lerner.

"I'm really pleased that Simone has taken up this opportunity and that he has fit in quickly and so well with our community coaching programme."

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