By Chris King • 21 October 2022 • 0:42
Steven Gerrard sacked as manger of Premier League Aston Villa
Steven Gerrard has been fired by Premier League club Aston Villa. His sacking came after a heavy 3-0 loss against Fulham this evening, Thursday, October 20. “We would like to thank Steven for his hard work and commitment and wish him well for the future”, said a spokesperson for the Midlands side.
Replacing Dean Smith in November 2021, Gerrard’s reign at Villa Park has been very short-lived. He departs with the team hovering just above the relegation zone having won only two matches all season since he arrived from Rangers.
In his 11-month tenure, the 42-year-old England and Liverpool legend managed just 13 wins in 40 matches with Villa.
McGinn continued: “It doesn’t matter who’s in charge of that team. It’s nothing to do with the manager – the players have to look at themselves in the mirror. We’ve definitely not lost faith in the manager – it’s us who are responsible”.
“He’s a top manager, he’s hurting just as the players are. We’ve let him down tonight. It’s up to us now to put in a performance for him”, he added. Gerrard suffered the indignity of Villa fans chanting for him to be gone during the match.
“I understand the fans’ frustration. There can be a nasty side to those shouts. The supporters are very demanding so I can understand the frustration. You’re playing at a top level and if you’re not performing, you get criticised”, Mc Ginn admitted, as reported by bbc.com.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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