Premier League Club Aston Villa Sacks Manager Steven Gerrard
Premier League club Aston Villa have sacked manager Steven Gerrard following a poor start to the 2022/2023 season that has left the team in 17th place on the table after 11 matches, the club announced.
Gerrard’s sacking was announced immediately after his side suffered a 3-0 defeat against newly promoted Fulham at Craven Cottage. It was Aston Villa’s sixth defeat in just 11 Premier League games.
Aston Villa Football Club can confirm that Head Coach Steven Gerrard has left the club with immediate effect.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) October 20, 2022
“Aston Villa Football Club can confirm that head coach Steven Gerrard has left the club with immediate effect,” the club said in a statement after the match.
“We would like to thank Steven for his hard work and commitment and wish him well for the future.”
Vill have won only two (2) Premier League games this season and drawn three (3), with the six (6) defeats costing the former Liverpool midfielder his job.
Gerrard replaced Dean Smith at Villa Park in November 2021 but lasted less than a year before becoming the fourth top-flight manager to lose his job this season, following Scott Parker (Bournemouth), Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea) and Bruno Lage (Wolves).
Premier League results
Fulham 3-0 Aston Villa
Leicester City 2-0 Leeds United.
Chidi Nwoke/Aston Villa.