Steven Gerrard is back in the Premier League as a manager!

11.11.2021.  
Steven Gerrard is back in the Premier League as a manager!

Aston Villa will try to make the next step in the Premier League under the guidance of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard! The 41-year-old has proven himself as a capable and promising manager with Glasgow Rangers, winning the Scottish Premiership title last season, finishing the campaign undefeated in the league.


Now, he has signed a deal for three and a half years with the Birmingham club. It's predicted that Stevie G is having his last exam or audition before inevitably taking over Liverpool. That is, if he continues his success story with Villa. As with Rangers, Gerrard had 193 games since taking over in June of 2018, and won 125 of them, drawing 42, and losing 26. Equating to a 64.77% win ratio.


"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," stated Gerrard.


Villa CEO Christian Purslow said that the board was convinced Gerrard was the man to replace Dean Smith due to all his managerial exploits.


"Since moving 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. 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," said Parslow. 


Billionares Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens took over the Birmingham club in 2018 and have set high goals for the team which were hindered by the departure of Jack Grealish even though Villa had a strong transfer window. Now, with Gerrard, the team will have more bargaining value in the market and a strong figure in the dressing room.


Gerrard takes over Aston Villa as the team finds itself 16th on the Premier League table, with only 10 points and their next fixtures being quite challenging with the in-form Brighton, Crystal Palace, and the champions Manchester City.



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    Shuaib Yunus Hassan 11.11.2021. 16:19:14
    Completely changed Rangers, let's see if he does so here . He looks better than Frank