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Gerrard appointed Aston Villa manager after leaving Rangers

Gerrard appointed Aston Villa manager after leaving Rangers

Steven Gerrard was revealed as Aston Villa's manager on Nov 11, 2021. (Photo: AVFCofficial/Twitter)

Aston Villa have appointed Steven Gerrard as their new manager, the Premier League club said on Thursday (Nov 11).

"The Board of Aston Villa are delighted to appoint Steven as our new Head Coach," Villa CEO Christian Purslow said in a statement.

The former Liverpool captain left his role as Rangers boss to take the reins at the club, who have lost five straight Premier League matches.

Gerrard guided Rangers to a first Scottish Premiership title in 10 years last season, finishing the campaign undefeated in the league.

Purslow added: "He 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."

Gerrard is considered one of the greatest players in Premier League history, scoring 186 goals in 710 appearances for Liverpool.

However, this will be his first taste of management in the English top flight.

"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.

"t was apparent how ambitious their plans are for the club and I am looking forward to helping them achieve their aims."

Source: Agencies/rw

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