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Steven Gerrard Is Back In The Premier League

The former Liverpool legend is taking over at Aston Villa.

Steven Gerrard will get his first taste of management in the Premier League after being appointed manager of Aston Villa.

The club made the announcement on Thursday.

Gerrard will take the reins, after Villa sacked Dean Smith, who had suffered five straight league defeats.

Considered one of the greatest players in Premier League history, Gerrard will have a lot of people watching to see if he can make it as a manger. He cut his managerial teeth by reviving the fortunes of Rangers in Glasgow, Scotland.

The 41-year-old guided them last year to a first Scottish Premiership title in 10 years, finishing unbeaten, and ending an historic streak by rivals Celtic.

It wasn't long ago though that Gerrard was telling reporters he had no interest in leaving Scotland. In October, he brushed aside any questions about his future, calling them "silly".

No word on what made him feel unsettled or unhappy.

Villa did however reportedly pay Rangers £4.5m in compensation.

Gerrard will have to pull Villa out of a poor run of form. The squad finished 11th in the Premier League last season, but currently sit just 16th in the Premier League, two points above the relegation zone, after 11 games.

The loss of Jack Grealish to Manchester City has been a big factor - as well as new signings like Danny Ings, Leon Bailey and Emi Buendia struggling for form and fitness.

Gerrard's first game in charge will be against Brighton on November 20.

Let's hope he doesn't slip up.




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