Di Matteo Announces Villa's New Backroom Team

6 June 2016, 14:40 | Updated: 6 June 2016, 14:49

Roberto Di Matteo

Former West Brom and Reading boss Steve Clarke has been confirmed as new Aston Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo's assistant.

They were team-mates at Chelsea.

Steve Clarke

Kevin Bond, whose previous clubs include Tottenham and Portsmouth, has been appointed Di Matteo's first-team coach.

Villa will be playing in the Championship next season following their relegation from the Premier League.

Roberto Di Matteo has called it a "wonderful honour'' after he was named the new Aston Villa manager last week.

Villa confirmed the Italian's appointment as Remi Garde's permanent successor on Friday morning, signing a two-year contract.

Now he's announced his backroom team with a statement on the clubs website:

villa backroom statement