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Aston Villa sack Steven Gerrard as manager

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Steven Gerrard played 710 games and scored 186 goals in a 17-year career at Anfield

Steven Gerrard has been sacked as manager of Aston Villa, the premier league club can confirm.

The confirmation comes after Villa were beaten 3-0 away at Fulham earlier tonight, making it six defeats in 11 matches.

Fans were heard calling for Gerrard’s exit and just a matter of hours later his sacking was announced.

A club spokesman said: “We would like to thank Steven for his hard work and commitment and wish him well for the future.”

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The former Liverpool midfielder replaced Dean Smith at Villa Park on November 11, 2021 and lasted less than a year before he became the fourth top-flight manager to lose his job so far this season, following Scott Parker, Thomas Tuchel and Bruno Lage.

Villa are without a win in four league matches as Gerrard departs with the club 17th, one place above the drop zone.

Gerrard, 42, said: “It’s tough but I’m a man, I accept it, I understand it. It was a tough night for me personally.

“We’ll see what happens, I understand the situation we’re in, I’m a fighter, I will never ever quit anything.”

The likes of Mauricio Pochettino, a league title winner in France, and ex-Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, are among those linked with the role.

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