Steven Gerrard a former Liverpool captain and England midfielder has been confirmed the newly appointed head coach of Premier League club, Aston Villa on a three-and-a-half-year contract.
Steven Gerrard replaced Dean Smith after he was sacked last week when he led the team that Aston Villa into defeat five times in a row. However, Steven was the manager for Rangers before being appointed a new head coach for Aston Villa. Gerrard and his assistant Gary McAllister were paid £3.25-4m.
Below is what the former Liverpool captain and England midfielder had to say after being appointed;
“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.”