He told talkSPORT of those efforts, which began during the celebrations on Sunday night to mark staying up: "I gave him a few shots last night and got him to sign a new five-year contract".
Manchester United and Chelsea secured places in the Champions League with wins on the final day of the Premier League season while Watford and Bournemouth were relegated along with bottom club Norwich City.
"It's a magnificent achievement from everybody".
Some newspaper reports in the last month suggested Smith's job was on the line, with Villa owners Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris unhappy that the club was in a relegation battle after spending over £140m on new players last summer.
"I'm immensely proud of myself, the coaching staff but also all of the players as well".
Smith has remained calm throughout Villa's struggles this season after leading them to promotion via the play-offs a year ago. They started the weekend one spot outside the relegation zone before wins for rivals Watford and West Ham United condemned them to two spots further down the table with an outstanding game at home to Sheffield United still to be played.
Bournemouth and Watford relegated from Premier League
Manchester United and Chelsea made in into the top four with their wins over Leicester and Wolves respectively. He also factored into the second Chelsea goal, driving play forward before Olivier Giroud doubled their lead.
"I think we've set better standards, I think some of the young players have really shown what they're capable of, and we're looking forward to how good they could become in the future ahead". We've been solid defensively, we have looked strong and managed to stay in the Premier League.
"What happens now? He comes out and gets drunk with me", added Smith. "We need to build on that and recruit in the summer".
Simultaneously, they also required Watford to drop points away at Arsenal as the Hornets fell to a 3-2 defeat at the Emirates stadium.
"But you tend to finish the season where you deserve to be so we have to make sure we improve on that if we can".
The Villains' skipper Jack Grealish opened the scoring late in the second half before the hosts equalized through Andriy Yarmolenko a minute later.