Aston Villa assigns Steven Gerrard as their new head coach on a three-and-a-half-year deal
Gerrard, on his trip to Villa Park, 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.”
The retired Liverpool midfielder left his role as Rangers manager to replace Dean Smith, who was fired after a series of 5 continuous defeats.
Reimbursement of between £3.25M-4M approved with the Scottish champions for Gerrard and his assistant Gary McAllister.
Steven Gerrard said, “Aston Villa is a club with a rich record and tradition in English football and is extremely proud to become its new head coach.
Steven Gerrard with the Aston Villa board
“In my discussions with Nassef, Wes and the rest of the Board, it was noticeable how ambitious their strategies are for the club and I am looking forward to assisting them to accomplish their goals.
Gerrard’s first match in charge at Villa Park will be against Brighton on November 20.
The retired Liverpool captain had dinner with Villa chief executive Christian Purslow in London on Wednesday night.
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