Ex-Aston Villa boss and former Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard was forced to endure an awkward ride back to Birmingham on Tuesday night, after being sacked by Villa.
In the aftermath of a crushing 3-0 defeat at the hands of Fulham, Gerrard was promptly dismissed as the Villa manager. The 42-year-old endured unsupportive chants of ‘you’re getting sacked in the morning’ during the match.
Goals from Harrison Reed, Aleksander Mitrovic, and Tyrone Mings secured the west London side a comfortable win over Villa. Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz was also shown a red card in the 62nd minute, compounding on Villa’s misery.
Steven Gerrard’s statements, and Aston Villa’s current status
Former Rangers boss, Steven Gerrard succeeded Dean Smith at Villa Park last November. Making clear that he wished to stay even after the crushing defeat, he said:
“It’s tough but I’m a man, I accept it. I understand it, I can feel their frustration, I’m frustrated with them [too]. It was a tough night for me, personally. I understand the situation we are I am. I am a fighter and I will never quit. We will see what happens.”
Gerrard leaves Aston Villa in 17th place. They only have 9 points, having won only two out of their 10 matches this season. Their current record of two wins, three draws, and six losses is the same as rivals Wolves, who sacked Bruno Lage last month. Aston Villa’s next match is at home, against Brentford.
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