English football club Aston villa, have appointed former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard as their manager for the next 3 and a half years.
Gerrard, 41, would now leave his post as Rangers’ manager after 3 years and a league title to manage Villa in the top-flight English league.
Villa, who are currently 16th in the Premier League, sacked their former manager Dean Smith on Sunday and would be hoping Gerrard can help them to a much higher spot in the league.
Speaking in an interview after being announced as villa’s new boss, Gerrard said “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.
“In my conversations with [co-owners] Nassef [Sawiris], Wes [Edens] 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.”
Gerrard has a good track record as a manager and a wonderful record as a player. He made 710 appearances for Liverpool, won 9 trophies and then spent a season at MLS side LA Galaxy in 2015 before retiring in 2016.
He is also England’s fourth-most capped player with 114 international appearances.
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