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Steven Gerrard Confirmed As New Aston Villa Manager

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Steven Gerrard Confirmed As New Aston Villa Manager

Aston Villa have confirmed the managerial appointment of Steven Gerrard following the sacking of Dean Smith.

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Gerrard has left Scottish Premiership champions Rangers to join Villa, marking his first managerial venture in England.

He's penned a three-and-a-half-year contract at Villa Park.

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A reported compensation package of between £3 million-£4 million has been agreed with Rangers for Gerrard and his assistant Gary McAllister.

This will not be the first time Gary McAllister has been on Villa's coaching staff as he was the No.2 to Gerard Houllier during the 2010/11 season.

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The Liverpool legend, 46, linked up with Rangers in 2018 and led them to the league title last season.

He stopped Celtic from winning their 10th league title in a row, going unbeaten to claim Rangers' 55th league title.

His managerial heroics in Scotland saw him scoop the SFWA Manager of the Year, PFA Scotland Manager of the Year and the SPFL Manager of the Year.

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Villa will be Gerrard's second managerial gig after calling time on his storied playing career in 2016.

The former England captain will take over from Smith, who was relieved of his duties following Villa's 1-0 defeat at Southampton.

The defeat St Mary's resulted in the club's fifth league defeat in a row as they languish in 16th place in the table.

The Midlands side have won just three games from their opening 11 games, with 10 points on the board.

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How will Gerrard fare at Villa? Let us know what you think.

Featured Image Credit: Aston Villa

Topics: Aston Villa, Football, Steven Gerrard

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