Ex-West Ham and Charlton man named Aston Villa’s new number two

first_img Mark Robson 1 Aston Villa have confirmed the appointment of Mark Robson as first-team coach.The 45-year-old, who left the same role at Norwich in November, has been added to new manager Tim Sherwood’s backroom staff along with performance analyst Seamus Brady.Robson has vast experience in the game as a player and coach.A 12-year playing career saw him represent a host of clubs, including Tottenham, West Ham and Charlton.Since hanging up his boots, he has gone on to coach at Charlton, Gillingham, Peterborough and Norwich, while he also spent a brief spell as manager of Barnet.“Mark Robson has been named as first-team coach, while Seamus Brady joins the club as performance analyst,” a statement on Villa’s official website read.Sherwood will now turn his attention to bringing in an assistant boss.His number two during his brief reign as Spurs boss, Chris Ramsey, will not be joining him at Villa Park after being handed the managerial reins at QPR for the rest of the season.“I am still giving some thought to the assistant manager,” said Sherwood.“I won’t rush into that. I want to make sure that whoever I bring in is the right man for this football club and myself.”last_img

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