BREAKING: Gerrard is EPL club's new boss

English Premier League

It has officially been confirmed that former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been appointed as the new manager of a Premier League club. 

Reds legend Gerrard has been confirmed as the new head coach of English top-flight side Aston Villa, with a contract reportedly lasting until June 2024.

The 41-year-old has left his position as Rangers boss to replace the axed Dean Smith at Villa Park after guiding the Glasgow giants to the Scottish Premiership title last season, their first league crown since the 2010/11 campaign. 

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According to The Telegraph, Rangers will receive about £3 million (R62 million) in compensation from Villa for Gerrard's signature. 

The former Liverpool captain has since revealed why he chose to move to the Premier League side.

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"Aston Villa is a club with a rich history and tradition in English football and I am immensely proud to become its new head coach," Gerrard said, according to Villa's official website. 
 
"In my conversations with Nassef, Wes [Villa owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens] and the rest of the board, it was apparent how ambitious their plans are for the club and I am looking forward to helping them achieve their aims. 
 
"I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everybody associated with Glasgow Rangers for giving me the opportunity to manage such an iconic football club.

"Helping them secure a record-breaking 55th league title will always hold a special place in my heart. I would like to wish the players, staff and supporters the very best for the future."

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