Fri 21 October 2022 | 0:32

Steven Gerrard sacked as Aston Villa manager

Aston Villa following Thursday's 3-0 defeat at Fulham on Thursday announced that they have sacked Steven Gerrard.

Gerrard left Rangers and replaced Dean Smith in November last year and is the fourth manager to lose his job so far this season in the

Premier League

. Villa is in 17th place in the table with 9 points after 11 matches.

"We would like to thank Steven for his hard work and commitment and wish him well for the future," the club said in a brief statement.

Liverpool legend managed Aston Villa in 40 matches. He won 13 matches and lost 19. Mauricio Pochettino and Thomas Tuchel have been linked with

Aston Villa

but it remains to be seen whether they are interested in taking the role.

"I've been sending messages to the fans for the last few weeks because I certainly share their frustration and their pain,"

said Gerrard in his post-match press conference.

"I'm someone who is honest. I know that they're not enjoying it at the moment - I'm certainly not - so we'll see what happens moving forward. But you know and I know I'm in a very difficult position right now.

"The performance was miles away from what I want, expect and stand for. I understand the fans' frustration and it was so far from how we looked at the weekend. We're in this situation, I'm in it to face the tough questions because the reality is it's not good enough for the club.

"Those decisions are out of my control. I have been around the game a long time, I understand the situation and won't sugarcoat the situation or give anyone false lines. I want to be as honest as I can.

"We'll see what happens moving forwards. But football is in my DNA and quitting is certainly not, so we'll see what happens moving forwards."

source: SportMob

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