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Villa the logical next step for Gerrard after restoring Rangers to glory

Former Liverpool talisman will have his work cut out turning struggling Aston Villa around

Richard Martin

Steven Gerrard withstood a period of intense pressure to turn fallen giants Glasgow Rangers into Scottish champions again, and now Aston Villa provides one of the Premier League’s all-time great players with a platform to truly prove himself as a manager.

Gerrard, who spent 17 years patrolling Liverpool’s midfield and scored 120 Premier League goals in 504 appearances, has been named Villa boss after the Birmingham club sacked Dean Smith on Sunday.

The former England midfielder had only one season’s coaching experience with Liverpool’s youth team, when he was appointed by Rangers in June 2018, after the club had sacked a fourth manager in four years...

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