Dean Smith relieved his Aston villa duties.

Aston villa have sacked dean Smith after spending 3years with them.

The 50 year old, was relieved his job after losing to Southampton 1nil on Friday. That defeat was villa’s 5th successive defeat In the Premier League.

Villa sites 15th on the log, two points above relegation zone.

This year we have not seen the continuous improvement in results, performances and league position which we have all been looking for,” said Villa chief Christian Purslow.

He added: “For this reason we have decided to make a change now to allow time for a new head coach to make an impact.”

The last time Aston villa won was on September 25, when they defeated Manchester united.

Dean Smith is the fifth managerial change in the top flight this season with Tottenham sacking Nuno Espirito Santo on Monday and Norwich dismissing Daniel Farke late on Saturday.