Aston Villa manager Dean Smith’s father Ron dies after contracting Covid-19

  • Villa fan and former club steward dies aged 79
  • ‘He passed on his love of the club to his children’

The father of the Aston Villa head coach, Dean Smith, has died four weeks after contracting Covid-19. The Premier League club announced 79-year-old Ron Smith, a lifelong Villa fan, had died.

A club statement read: “The Aston Villa Family are saddened to announce that Ron Smith, the father of our current head coach Dean, has passed away at the age of 79.

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