Steven Gerrard confirmed as Aston Villa coach

Former Liverpool captain and Rangers coach, Steven Gerrard has been confirmed as the new manager of Aston Villa.

The announcement was made by the club today.

Gerrard succeeds Dean Smith, who was sacked on Sunday following a run of five straight defeats.

To land the new job, Gerrard paid Rangers £2.5m.

As Villa sit only two points outside of the relegation zone, his has his job cut for him.

He will be tasked to propel the club up the division and away from relegation trouble.

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