Aston villa sacks head coach Gerrard
Along with the other players, Gerrard took the Villa team bus back to the Midlands. He was supposed to
bid the team farewell when they got back to their Bodymoor Heath practice facility.
On Thursday night, the 42-year-old oversaw a 3-0 loss to Fulham, and an hour after the game had
ended, Villa announced his resignation. After a terrible start to the season in which the Midlands club has
won just two of its first 11 Premier League games, he exits the organization.
Thomas Frank, a manager revered by the Villa board, will be taken into consideration during the search
for Gerrard’s replacement. In November 2021, Gerrard departed Scottish club Rangers to assume
leadership at Aston Villa.
However, the former England and Liverpool captain has presided over just eight victories so far this year.
A spokeswoman for Villa stated: “We would like to thank Steven for his hard work and commitment and
wish him well for the future.”
Gerrard had blamed his “big hitters” following a recent 1-1 draw against lowly Nottingham Forest, saying:
“There is a lot of discontent there. I’ve pushed the forward players to contribute more to us in that part of
the field. We simply require higher caliber play from a few of our key players.
Although he had maintained his upbeat attitude about turning around his team’s slump, a 2-0 loss to
Chelsea was followed by a 3-0 loss to Fulham. Douglas Luiz was also sent from the game on Thursday
night for a headbutt.
Gerrard had a lot of support during the summer transfer window. In an effort to strengthen his team, he
signed Diego Carlos, Philippe Coutinho, Leander Dendoncker, Boubacar Kamara, and Robin Olsen.
By Brian Simiyu