Steven Gerrard: Aston Villa sack head coach after sixth defeat of Premier League season

Steven Gerrard has been relieved of his duties after a poor run which has seen Aston Villa win just two of their previous 11 games in the Premier League; speaking after Thursday’s defeat to Fulham, Gerrard said: “Football is in my DNA and quitting is certainly not so we’ll see what happens moving forward,”

Aston Villa have sacked head coach Steven Gerrard after Thursday’s defeat to Fulham saw them slip the 17th place in the league table, with just one-point separates them from the relegation zone.

The 3-0 loss at Craven Cottage was Villa’ sixth defeat of the season and the club’s hierarchy have decided it is time for a change in manager.

Gerrard’s stint has ended after 40 games, with just 13 victories (32.5%) during his time starting from 11 November 2021 to 20 October 2022.

On season 21/22, Gerrard left his position as Rangers’ manager, and took the Villans post succeeding Dean Smith.

Gerrard started life well in the Premier League, 4 wins out of six games, but then results started to decline as the team won just 6 games out of 22.

Things didn’t change this season as poor results continued, and led to the dismissal of the manager after the heavy defeat on Thursday’s night against Fulham (3-0)