Shakespeare was assistant manager of Watford who failed to beat the drop in the premier league last season.
Aston Villa’s Manager Dean Smith is delighted to have Shakespeare on board.
“ I was keen to add some additional Premier league Know-how to my coaching team and Craig certainly has that in abundance”
“He is a vastly experienced coach who will add another dimension to our team. I’ve known Craig for many years since our Walsall playing days and I’m really looking forward to working with him”