Aston Villa have confirmed the sack of their manager Steven Gerrard after a 3-0 loss to Fulham at Craven Cottage, MySportDab reports.
A brutal 41-word statement after Aston Aston Villa’s humiliating 3-0 defeat at Fulham confined the dismissal of the former Rangers manager and Liverpool legend.
Aston Villa Football Club can confirm that Head Coach Steven Gerrard has left the club with immediate effect.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) October 20, 2022
The former England captain lost his job as the manager of the Premier League side less than a year after taking over as manager.
It is just 11 months after Gerrard succeeded Dean Smith at Villa Park as the new manager
According to reports, Villa have been targeting former Tottenham and PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino as his possible replacement.
Conversations are said to be ongoing between the two paries
Aston Villa plays Brentford in their next Premier League match on Sunday.
It is still unclear who will take charge of the next Premier League fixture as things stand, with former Aston Villa player Gary Allister tipped to temporary take charge.
Aston Villa supporters have long pressed for Steven Gerrard to be sacked, given the team’s poor performance this season.
The game at the Craven Cottage was the last straw that broke the Camel’s back as the defeat occurred in the full glare of Aston Villa hierarchy, who were reportedly present to watch the game.
After the loss, just hours after the game, the terse message announcing the sack of Steven Gerrard reads:
“Aston Villa Football Club can confirm that Head Coach Steven Gerrard has left the club with immediate effect.
A club spokesman said: ‘We would like to thank Steven for his hard work and commitment and wish him well for the future.’
Ason Villa are just a goal difference above the relegation zone after spending £52m in the summer transfer window, making the billionaires to sack the Liverpool legend.