Aston Villa who sacked Dean Smith after a run of 5 consecutive defeats, appoint ex-Rangers boss, and ex-Liverpool player, Steven Gerrard on a 3.5-year contract.
- Steven Gerrard was delighted to kick off his first job in the Premier League with Aston Villa.
- Gerrard paid tributes to the Rangers fans, staff, and players, thanking them for the 3 years at Ibrox.
- Aston Villa is in a relegation battle, sitting 16th, 2 points from safety.
Aston Villa on Thursday announced on their social media pages about the appointment of their new manager who’s none other than Rangers head coach Steven Gerrard. Dean Smith, who turned into sacked after 5 consecutive defeats, will get replaced by the previous Liverpool and England midfielder.
Since June 2018 Gerrard has been the manager at Rangers and triumphed the Scottish Premiership in the 2020-2021 season. He leaves with the club at the pinnacle and as they prepare for the League Cup semi-final against Hibernian on Sunday week.
Steven Gerrard was full of respect for his ex-club, stating his honest gratitude to everybody related to Glasgow Rangers for giving him the possibility to manage an iconic soccer club. Helping them win a record-breaking fifty-fifth league title will continually maintain a unique place in his heart. In a statement, he said that he wishes the very best future for the players, staff, and the fans of the Rangers soccer club.
On joining Aston Villa, Gerrard said that he is immensely proud to become their manager, calling Aston Villa – a club with a rich history and tradition in English football.
Villa CEO Christian Purslow stated that the board of Aston Villa is thrilled to employ Steven as the new head coach. Since entering into coaching Steven started through handling and growing top younger players withinside the Liverpool FC Academy that is an experience they value exceedingly at Villa.
Gerrard departs the Scottish champions after guiding the club to their first-ever unbeaten league campaign, and a title after nearly 10 years. He leaves Ibrox after a 3½-12 months spell as manager, in what turned into his first senior managerial function because he retired from playing in 2016.
Gerrard, 41, has over 500 Premier League appearances throughout 17 seasons for Liverpool, on Nov. 20. he will take charge of his first Villa match at Villa Park to Brighton. He will then make a return to Anfield facing Liverpool on Dec. eleven for the primary time throughout his managerial career.
Gerrard takes over a Villa facet who is sixteenth withinside the Premier League table, 2 points above the relegation zone, and are without a win since September.
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