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Sport Former England Women's striker Eni Aluko thanks 'legend' John Terry for a helping hand as she becomes Aston Villa Women's sporting director

15:45  22 january  2020
15:45  22 january  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Former England striker retired as player last week. Aluko : ‘ Villa ’s commitment and ambition is exciting’. Eni Aluko has been appointed football director for Aston Villa ’s women ’ s team, only She is considered one of England ’s greatest women players, winning 102 international caps, playing

Aston Villa Women have appointed former England forward Eniola Aluko as their first sporting director . The 32-year-old Domestically she helped Birmingham City win the 2012 FA Women ' s Cup and finish second in the Women ' s Super League that season before joining Chelsea for a second spell.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Eni Aluko during Amazon Prime first live broadcast game before Premier League match between Crystal Palace and AFC Bournemouth  at Selhurst Park on December 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robin Jones - AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images) © 2019 Robin Jones - AFC Bournemouth LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Eni Aluko during Amazon Prime first live broadcast game before Premier League match between Crystal Palace and AFC Bournemouth at Selhurst Park on December 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robin Jones - AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images) Former England Women's striker Eni Aluko has given a special thanks to John Terry after being named sporting director of Aston Villa Women. 

Aluko, 32, recently announced her retirement from playing, but is back working in football again after becoming Villa Women's first-ever sporting director. 

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England women ' s goalkeeping coach Lee Kendall was not involved with the squad for Friday's friendly defeat in France after becoming the subject of a Football Association investigation. Kendall is accused of "unacceptable behaviour" towards striker Eni Aluko . Nigeria-born Aluko , 30, alleged that Kendall

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The former player, who earned 102 caps for England over the course of her career said: 'I'm very excited to transition into a Sporting Director role.

Eniola Aluko in a red shirt: Ex-England Women's striker Eni Aluko has been named Aston Villa Women's sporting director © Provided by Daily Mail Ex-England Women's striker Eni Aluko has been named Aston Villa Women's sporting director

'I feel it's something that I'm ready for at this point in my career. I've always been passionate about the women's game, its development and setting cultures that drive excellence.

Eniola Aluko posing for the camera: The 32-year-old former striker is the first-ever sporting director of Villa's Women team © Provided by Daily Mail The 32-year-old former striker is the first-ever sporting director of Villa's Women team

'I'll be helping to create a successful club in Aston Villa Women, and obviously I'm back home in Birmingham where it all started for me. I'm excited for this next step.'

Sharapova: Brisbane feels like 'second-hand event'

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The Football Association has paid Eni Aluko the £40,000 it was withholding after a dispute over a tweet she sent in August about ex- England women ’ s team manager Mark Sampson. It is understood that the money was paid soon after Aluko appeared before a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

Eni Aluko says England Women side have cultural issue with black and minority ethnic players. Only two BAME players started for the Lionesses in their World Cup August 22: The Professional Footballers' Association backs calls for a new investigation into how Aluko ' s complaints were handled.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: John Terry assistant manager of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park on January 12, 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) © 2020 Getty Images BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: John Terry assistant manager of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park on January 12, 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) Aluko, who played for Birmingham City, Chelsea and Juventus as well as clubs in the United States, later thanked a number of people who helped her land the job, including Villa's assistant boss Terry. 

She wrote on Twitter: 'A special thanks to Christian Purslow, Corporate affairs director Paul Tyrell and assistant coach, the legend John Terry.'

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'It sends a powerful message about the ambition of this football club': Aston Villa confirm £3m signing of 16-year-old Barcelona academy starlet Louie Barry .
The 16-year-old only left West Brom for Barcelona last June and was well regarded by the Spanish side despite being the youngest member of their U19 squad. © Provided by Daily Mail Aston Villa have completed the signing of teenage striker Louie Barry from Barcelona for £3m However, changes in coaching personnel have left him unsettled and he has opted to return to England with Villa. And having beaten the likes of Tottenham to his signature, Villa are delighted to get their man.

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