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Aston Villa Mourns as they Lose Coach

It is a sad one for English Premier League side and Scottish top side Celtic as they lose their former head coach Dr Jozef Venglos. The manager was the first manager from outside Britain or Ireland to take charge of a top-flight English team.

Former Aston Villa Coach Dr Jozef Venglos is Dead

The former Aston Villa and Celtic coach died at the age of 84. The Slovakian made history when he was appointed at Aston Villa in 1990. He spent just one season at the club and was replaced by Ron Atkinson after Villa finished 17th.

Aston Villa Mourns As They Lose Coach 1
Dr Jozef Venglos celebrate Celtic appointment

He also managed Scottish top side Celtic from 998-99, he did only one season with the side and had a memorable 5-1 derby win over Rangers, but no trophies won.

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Jozef Venglos was the assistant coach when Czechoslovakia won the European Championship in 1976 and had two spells as manager, taking them to third place at the 1980 European Championship and the quarter-finals at the 1990 World Cup.

He was later Slovakia’s first national team head coach after it gained independence in 1993. In a long career, he also served as national team manager for Australia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Malaysia and Oman and took charge of Fenerbahce and Sporting Lisbon.

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