Former Rangers manager Steven Gerrard moved to Great Britain to join Aston Villa of the English Premier League as a new manager, concluding his three-year stint with the Scottish champions.
Gerrard has been hired to replace Dean Smith, who was fired just a few days ago, at the helm of business at Villa Park. The 41-year-old is tasked with keeping an Aston Villa at bay who have lost five straight games and are currently dangerously close to the relegation zone.
Aston Villa they were one of the biggest spenders among English clubs in the summer, mainly because they received a hefty sum of £ 100 million for Jack Grealish. The club has signed Argentine playmaker Emiliano Buendia, Jamaican winger Leon Bailey, Danny Ings and a host of other players.
Steven Gerrard, who drove Rangers to their first Scottish League crown In ten years and following the end of Celtic’s reign of terror in Scotland, he must now deliver the level of performance required to bring Aston Villa back to the top half of the table and possibly challenge the enlarged European places.
Gerrard’s Rangers beat the 2020/21 SPFL season remaining unbeaten in 38 games, conceding just 13 goals. Gers are currently leading the league cup standings and semi-final, but Gerrard has decided it’s time to step up his managerial career and has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract.
The former Liverpool captain has been touted as Jurgen Klopp’s bespoke replacement at Anfield whenever the German chooses to leave, and this move to Aston Villa makes it much easier for Steven Gerrard to gain Premier League experience before then.
Aston Villa had to pay Rangers £ 3m to get their hands on their man and they hope Gerrard will deliver quality and successful football at Villa Park after their investment.