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When Steven Gerrard is tipped to be announced as the new Aston Villa boss

When Steven Gerrard is tipped to be announced as the new Aston Villa boss

Aston Villa part ways with Dean Smith

Following a fifth consecutive defeat on Friday night, Aston Villa announced on Sunday that they had parted ways with Dean Smith.

In a statement, the club said:

“Aston Villa Football Club can confirm that the Club have parted company with Head Coach Dean Smith.

CEO Christian Purslow said: “When Dean joined us in October 2018 our team was really struggling in The Championship. He immediately transformed the atmosphere and performances and achieved the ultimate success of leading Villa back to the Premier League within the same season – a rare feat.

“He then secured our place in the Premier League after a tough campaign and took us to a Cup Final at Wembley.

“However, after a good start to last season, this year we have not seen the continuous improvement in results, performances and league position which we have all been looking for. For this reason we have decided to make a change now to allow time for a new head coach to make an impact.

“The Board would like to sincerely thank Dean for his many excellent achievements, on and off the pitch, during this time. Everyone knows how much Aston Villa means to Dean and his family. He has represented the Club with distinction and dignity – universally liked and respected by everybody associated with Aston Villa – our staff, players and supporters alike. We wish him the very best.”

The process of replacing Dean will now begin and the Club will update supporters in due course.”

He leaves the club sitting in fifteenth place in the Premier League, as one of three clubs on 10 points, and only in their spot thanks to a better goal difference than the two below them. In reality, then, the Villans sit two points above the drop zone, despite reinvesting all of the money recouped from Jack Grealish’s 100 million pound sale.

Gerrard to be announced in “the next 24/48 hours, if not sooner”

Now, it seems that former Liverpool legend and current Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is set to take his place in the hotseat recently vacated by Smith, leaving Scotland in order to test himself in the Premier League.

But when will he be announced?

As per local midlands media, it could be sooner than initially thought.

Ashley Preece reports that:

I’m expecting an announcement within the next 24 to 48 hours if not sooner.

With an announcement expected so soon, it seems certain that Gerrard will be back in the Premier League. How will he fare with the Claret and Blue, though?

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 14 27 33
2 Manchester City 14 21 32
3 Liverpool FC 14 31 31
4 West Ham United 14 8 24
5 Arsenal FC 14 -3 23
6 Tottenham Hotspur 13 -4 22
7 Manchester United 14 0 21
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 0 21
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 14 -2 19
10 Leicester City 14 -3 19
11 Crystal Palace 14 -1 16
12 Brentford FC 14 -2 16
13 Aston Villa 14 -4 16
14 Everton FC 14 -7 15
15 Leeds United 14 -7 15
16 Southampton FC 14 -7 15
17 Watford FC 14 -7 13
18 Burnley FC 13 -6 10
19 Norwich City 14 -20 10
20 Newcastle United 14 -14 7

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 5
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 5
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 5
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
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James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 4