However, speculation has mounted that Terry could return to Villa Park as assistant manager to Thierry Henry, who is favourite to take over from sacked boss Steve Bruce.
Although nothing is being taken for granted, especially given the twists and turns in the search so far, the 47-year-old Smith is now the leading candidate for the vacancy and it would be a surprise if the Championship club made a decision to look elsewhere.
Smith is understood to be a Villa fan from his childhood and enjoyed success at Walsall between 2011 and 2015 before switching to Griffin Park.
Terry spent the 2017-18 season at Aston Villa and his last game as a professional was the 1-0 Championship play-off final defeat to Fulham in May.
Smith is a lifelong Villa fan and joins from a Brentford side who are three points and eight places above them in the table.
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Pitarch has previously been director of football at Valencia and Atletico Madrid in his native Spain.
Christian Purslow, the club's new chief executive, has led the interview process and Smith's appointment has the full backing of owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens.
"I dearly hope Villa can get back to where they once were as a football club". "He is also knowledgeable about the Championship".
"I look forward to the next chapter in my life and the challenges in my head".
John Terry is one of the most decorated English footballers of his time having won five Premier League titles, five FA Cups and a Champions League title during his 22-year stint with Chelsea football club. "He will ensure the club has an integrated approach running from the academy through the U23s and into the first-team".
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It is all too well known that Chinese smartphone maker Huawei will launch its Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro on October 16th in London. While most of the spotlight has been on the Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro , Huawei has now seemingly teased a third device.
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