41 years old Former English player and Liverpool legend, Stephen George Gerrard is no doubt one of the best midfielders during his football playing days.
The former Ex- Rangers FC manager in Scotland (premier league), known for his managerial ability, was able to dethrone the 9 years reign of Celtic in Scotland premier league football.
He is one of the best managers in the club’s history, going unbeaten during the whole season, winning 32 games, drawing 6 and losing 0 and also having 100 percent home record.
With his entertaining spell at Rangers FC drew the eye of Aston Villa directors, who have spent not less than 100 million Euro during the summer and are still seated 16th and losing 5 straight games at the helm, which led to the sacking of their manager Dean Smith whom he’s to replace.
Dean Smith was at helm of a run of five straight defeats in the Premier League which ultimately cost him his job, and those in charge (board of directors) at Villa Park quickly identified the then Rangers manager Stephen Gerrard as their preferred replacement.
The Aston Villa Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Steven Gerrard as our new Head Coach Via their official website.
An agreement was struck with Gerrard’s former side Rangers, and Villa took to their official website to confirm his appointment and a compensation fee of 4 million euro to Rangers FC.
“The Birmingham city club of Aston Villa is a club with a rich history in both European competition and the traditional English football and I am immensely proud to become its new Head Coach,” Gerrard said.
“During the meeting and conversations with Nassef, Wes and the rest of the Board, it was apparent how ambitious their plans are for the club and I am looking forward to helping them achieve their aims.
During his farewell speech he said: “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everybody associated with Glasgow Rangers for giving me the opportunity to manage such an iconic football club.
“Helping them secure a record-breaking 55th league title will always hold a special place in my heart. I would like to wish the players, staff and supporters the very best for the future.”
The clubs CEO Christian Purslow said: “The Board of Aston Villa are delighted to appoint Steven as our new Head Coach.
“The first time he moved into coaching after his illustrious playing career, Steven began by managing and developing top young players in the Liverpool FC Academy which is experience we value highly at Aston Villa.
The Liverpool legend and Ex-Rangers Manager then took the brave decision to test himself in the intense and high pressured environment of the Scottish Old Firm. His subsequent achievement in winning the Premiership title with Glasgow Rangers really caught our eye as did his experience in Europe.
“It was proportionally made clear that Gerrard’s ambitions, style, tactics, philosophy and values entirely match those of Aston Villa. We are excited he has agreed to lead us in the next phase of our ambitious plans as we look to build on the progress made since Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens took over the club in 2018.”
Stephen Gerrard joins Aston Villa on position 16th in the Premier League table and he will hope to end the team’s run of defeats in his first game, a visit from Brighton and Hove Albion on November 20 and by December meet his old club Liverpool.