Steven Gerrard, the manager of Aston Villa FC, left the organisation with immediate effect, the club announced on Thursday evening. The decision was made soon after Fulham’s humiliating 3-0 road loss at Craven Cottage on Thursday.
Only 11 games into the 2022–23 Premier League season, Gerrard leaves Aston Villa, which is currently in 17th place and very much in danger of being relegated absent a dramatic improvement. Only nine points have been earned by Aston Villa this season, which includes two victories, three ties, and six losses. The team has scored seven goals and let up 16 thus far, outscoring opponents by nine goals.
Gerrard was appointed manager of Aston Villa on November 11, 2021, and has now been fired 11 months later. Gerrard only took over as the club’s manager less than a year ago, joining the club following a stellar performance in the Scottish Premiership with Rangers FC.
In his 40 league games as Villa’s manager, Gerrard guided the team to 13 victories, eight ties, and 19 defeats. The squad was unable to compete in 2022–23 despite making some big additions during the summer transfer window, including making the signing of Phillipe Coutinho permanent. The club ended 14th in the league last season.
The final straw in Gerrard’s tenure as manager of Aston Villa was the defeat against Fulham on Thursday. Although he had tremendous success with Rangers, he was unable to produce the same results in the English Premier League, and his time at the club was cut short after less than a full calendar year.
Aston Villa dismisses Steven Gerrard after a shaky start to the Premier League season, according to ClutchPoints.