Former Liverpool star player Steven Gerrard who was managing Rangers and left to join English Premier League side Aston Villa. The England international is now the latest coach in the EPL to be sacked after his team lost 3-0 to newly promoted Championship side Fulham.
Posible Replacement for Steven Gerrard in Aston Villa
The club is looking at taking Brentford’s Thomas Frank as his possible replacement or Mauricio Pochettino. The club issued a short statement at 10.45 pm after Gerrard had completed his post-match press conference when he had admitted his future was on the line.
The travelling Villa fans called for his sacking during the game and there were suggestions some of the club’s hierarchy walked out of the directors’ box before the final whistle. Aston Villa said in a statement that the former Liverpool had left with “immediate effect”.
There was no mention of the fate of his assistants and there is the possibility that his erstwhile assistant Neil Critchley, the former Blackpool manager, could work in an interim position. Aston Villa spokesman said: “We would like to thank Steven for his hard work and commitment and wish him well for the future.”
Earlier Steven Gerrard had said of results and performances: that the reality is that the result is not good enough for this club. After his sack, he said his future is out of his control. He also said he has been around the game a long time and so he understands the situation.
He said: “I am not going to try to sugar-coat anything or give anyone any false lines or anything. I understand the situation. I am in here out of respect to be as honest as I can and I am here to talk about the performance first half which was second best.” Later he said: “We shall see what happens moving forward. You know and I know I am in a very difficult position right now.”
The Villa fans at Craven Cottage chanted “We want Gerrard out” during the game and Gerrard did not approach them on the long walk-off at the end of the game. Steven Gerrard made it clear that it has been “extremely tough” but he is not giving up as football is in his DNA. He also said quitting is certainly not an option certainly for him.