Aston Villa sack Gerrard after stuttering start to season
Steven Gerrard was sacked via Aston Villa after his facet crashed to a 3-0 defeat at Fulham.
The ex-Rangers manager departs after simply 11 months in cost at Villa Park with the West Midlanders sitting 17th in the top flight.
Despite being backed in the transfer market during the summer, the Villans have solely received twice in 11 league games so a ways this campaign.
And tonight’s loss at Craven Cottage, which followed warm on the heels of a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea closing weekend, has validated the final straw.
A club spokesman said: “We would like to thank Steven for his hard work and dedication and desire him nicely for the future.”
After falling behind to a Harrison Reed goal in the 36th minute, Villa were left with an uphill project at Fulham Douglas Luiz was once given his marching orders simply after the hour mark.
Things then when from horrific to worse for Gerrard when Aleksandar Mitrovic doubled the benefit for Marco Silva’s men from the penalty spot in the 68th minute.
His distress was compounded seven minutes from full-time when Tyrone Mings became the ball into his own net to spherical off a miserable evening for the Villans.
The capitulation in the capital compelled the club’s hand and Gerrard, 42, was once hastily axed with Villa solely avoiding slipping into the relegation area due to the reality they have scored two extra dreams than Midlands rivals Wolves.