As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Caretaker boss Smith appointed full time at Walsall

Dean Smith has been rewarded for an upturn in results since first being handed the reins from sacked predecessor Chris Hutchings by being offered the Walsall post full time. The Saddlers' youngest ever captain during his playing days aged just 19, has signed a two year deal with the League One outfit.

Smith, "It is an honour to be given the job on a full-time basis.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for me personally at a club very close to my heart. I am fully focused on the immediate task at hand of avoiding the drop and now that my future has been resolved I can start to plan for the long-term."

And he has now been appointed on a permanent basis on the back of just four defeats in 15 games gives them a fighting chance of avoiding the drop.

 The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball

Video of the day:

About the author

Dave Williams

×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free