Dean Jones, a journalist, described Aston Villa’s hiring of Monchi as a “absolute scoop” for the club
The appointment of Monchi as Aston Villa’s new President of Football Operations could be one of the best signings of the summer, according to journalist Dean Jones of GIVEMESPORT.
Monchi’s signing at Villa Park is the latest sign of ambition at the club, which has already qualified for European competition next season under Unai Emery.
Aston Villa’s most recent news – Monchi
The Villans’ boardroom has changed dramatically, with the club recently revealing that Christian Purslow, the club’s now-former Chief Executive, has stepped down.
The appointment of Monchi, who previously worked alongside Emery at Sevilla and is well-regarded across the continent, indicates that Villa are willing to back their manager and fight with the Premier League’s greatest clubs.
Monchi stated after Villa’s official announcement that he couldn’t wait to work with Emery again, saying, “I am very excited to join Aston Villa, a great project that is striving for excellence from the Under-9s to the top level, and I completely share Mr. Sawiris and Mr. Edens’ vision.”
“I am also overjoyed and can’t wait to work with Unai Emery, one of the best managers in the game, again.” After spending so many years with Sevilla FC and won multiple European titles with my life-long club, I am excited to build on the recent triumphs at Aston Villa and ensure that this huge club continues to grow and flourish.”
What did Dean Jones have to say about Monchi and Aston Villa?
Jones made a big prediction about Monchi, calling him a potential summer signing.
Jones told GIVEMESPORT exclusively: “I mean, they’ve only paid two and a half million pounds to get Monchi in so he can start working right away.” That might be one of the summer’s biggest signings.
“If they end up getting Monchi in early for that amount of money and he can help pull off big deals, that could be an absolute scoop for Villa.”
Why is Monchi so well regarded?
The 54-year-old Spaniard is well-known throughout Europe for the success of his ideology and ideologies during his tenure at Sevilla.
According to Reuters, he led the Spanish team to seven UEFA Europa League titles, as well as the Copa del Rey twice and the European Super Cup once.
Excitingly for Villa fans, he did so at a team that shares many similarities with Aston Villa. Sevilla, like Villa, are not as powerful as the top teams in Spain, and as a result, they have had to operate on a far smaller budget than the likes of Real Madrid or Barcelona, as the Villans will have to do with Manchester City, for example.
Both Monchi and Emery have already shown that they can work together to deliver success to a ‘underdog’ team, which could be exactly what Villa Park needs right now.