Aston Villa head coach Dean Smith believes the club deserve to play in England's top tier.
Smith, 48, guided the Birmingham-based club back to the English Premier League with a 2-1 win over Derby County in the Championship play-off final at Wembley on Monday.
Having come so close 12 months ago, Villa struggled at the start of the season. This prompted a change in manager with former Brentford boss, Smith, appointed as Steve Bruce's successor in October.
The decision paid off as Villa won a club-record 10 consecutive league games in March and April on their way to booking a place in the play-offs.
Villa promoted to the Premier League
"It feels right we are a Premier League club because of the history and the fan base that we have," Smith, a boyhood Villa fan, said as per BBC Sport.
"The club has gone through some hard years and losing here in last season's final was tough."
He continued: "I don't know how it feels yet.
"The emotions came when I saw my family crying in the stands. It was a life-changing decision for me to come to this club.
"I isolated my feelings and was calm today. We had been playing must-win games for the past 15."
Winning promotion to the Premier League is with an estimated £170 million.