Aston Villa announces Steven Gerrard as head coach

London: Aston Villa announced today, Thursday, the appointment of Steven Gerrard as team manager. Gerrard, a former Liverpool and England midfielder, has left the Glasgow Rangers to replace Dean Smith, who was sacked a few days ago as manager of Aston Villa after the team suffered five straight losses. Gerrard led the Glasgow Rangers to win the Scottish League title last season, without suffering any defeat, and denied Celtic the title for a 10th consecutive season. “The board of directors of Aston Villa is delighted to appoint Stephen as the new technical director,” said Christian Purslow, CEO of Maddy Aston Villa. He added: “Since moving into coaching following his amazing playing career, Stephen has begun to coach and develop important young players at Liverpool academy, an experience we really appreciate at Aston Villa.” “In our discussions with him it was very clear that Stephen’s ambition as a manager, philosophy and values ​​are perfectly aligned with Aston Villa.” (Dpa)

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