The great Steven Gerrard is back in the English Premier League. The legend has been appointed as Aston Villa’s new manager.
“Aston Villa Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Steven Gerrard as our new Head Coach,” the club announced on Thursday.
This news follows after the Villians parted ways with Dean Smith on Monday 8 November. Smith left as a club legend after lifting the club from the championship in the 2019/20 season. He was unfortunately let go after an alarming string of five straight defeats.
Meanwhile, Gerrard arrives after proving his immense quality in Scotland with giants Rangers.
“Gerrard guided Glasgow Rangers to the Scottish Premiership title last season, finishing the campaign undefeated in the league,” Villa’s statement said.
“The 41-year-old has attracted many admirers in the game for his work in transforming the fortunes of the Glasgow giants while also implementing an attractive, attacking style of football.
“Gerrard, who enjoyed a glittering playing career with Liverpool and England, joined Rangers in 2018 following a spell as an Academy Coach at Liverpool.”
Meanwhile, Gerrard is set to make his debut as a Premier League manager at home to Brighton & Hove Albion after the FIFA break.