Aston Villa confirm Steven Gerrard as head coach

Aston Villa confirm Steven Gerrard as head coach

English club, Aston Villa have appointed Steven Gerrard as manager on a three and a half year deal after his three year stint with Scottish giant, Rangers.

Gerrard, 41, leaves the Scottish champions having guided them to a first league title in 10 years last season.

The former Liverpool legend also captain the Reds to champion league feat in 2005.

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Gerrard replaces Dean Smith, who was sacked on Sunday after a poor run of five successive defeats.

Villa are 16th in the Premier League, two points above the relegation zone.

“Aston Villa is a club with a rich history and tradition in English football and I am immensely proud to become its new head coach,” said Gerrard.

Gerrard began his coaching journey with Scottish Premiership side Rangers in 2018, and leaves with them four points clear of rivals Celtic at the top of the table.

He played 710 times for Liverpool, winning nine trophies, and spent a season at MLS side LA Galaxy in 2015 before retiring as a player the following year.

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