Former Liverpool star striker Stephen Gerrard has been appointed coach of English Premier League club East Villa. Villa had previously fired their coach Dean Smith after a 1-0 defeat to Southampton last year.
Gerrard has signed a two-year, six-month deal with Villa. ‘East Villa is a club with a rich history and tradition in English football. And, I’m proud to be its new coach, “said Gerrard via the club’s website.
Gerrard had previously coached the Scottish Club Rangers. Under his tutelage, the Rangers won the Stokes League title last season.
Villa CEO Christian Pusrlo said he was “delighted” to be able to bring in Gerrard. “We have been clear that Gerrard’s goals, principles and values are in line with those of East Villa. He has agreed to train our club and we are very excited. ‘