Steve Gerrard appointed Aston Villa head coach.
Aston Villa have confirmed that they’ve appointed Steven Gerrard as their new head coach.
The former Rangers boss has signed a three and a half year deal with the midlands club.
Gerrard has spent the last three and a half years at Ibrox, leading them to the premiership title last season.
It’s believed Villa will pay in the region of £3-4 million to Rangers as compensation for Gerrard and his assistant Gary McAllister.
Gerrard takes over following the departure of Dean Smith, who was sacked after five consecutive defeats left Villa in 16th place in the Premier League table, just two points above the relegation zone.
Speaking on the Villa website 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 Nassef, Wes 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.
“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.”
Welcome to Aston Villa, Steven Gerrard. pic.twitter.com/MF8n9CPaYW
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) November 11, 2021