Aston Villa decide to sack Steven GerrardFootball Insider has learned from credible sources that Aston Villa has decided to fire Steven Gerrard.

David Smith
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The board of directors has decided to separate ways with the 42-year-old manager following the 2-0 loss to Chelsea.

The search for a replacement has begun, and Gerrard’s firing may be official by the end of the week.

He could continue in the dugout for Thursday’s trip to Fulham and Sunday’s home match against Brentford, but credible sources say his position is in jeopardy.

According to Football Insider’s sources on 30 September, Aston Villa has contacted Mauricio Pochettino and Unai Emery over the possibility of them becoming their new manager.

Paris Saint-Germain fired Pochettino in July, leaving him without a job.

Emery is now Villarreal’s manager and is under contract with the La Liga club until June of next year.

The current La Liga standings place Villarreal ninth.

Gerrard’s job is in jeopardy after an eight-game Premier League losing streak.

The anticipation was that he would be granted the trip to Fulham and the visit to Brentford to save his job.

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Nonetheless, the board’s decision was taken prior to the decisive games.

The Midlands team is presently sixteenth in the standings, one point above the relegation zone.

At Villa Park, Gerrard’s contract had three years remaining.

Former Rangers manager will become the fourth Premier League manager fired this season.

Thomas Tuchel, Scott Parker, and Bruno Lage have been dismissed from their positions.

At Aston Villa, Gerrard averages 1.21 points per contest.

He led the team to 13 victories in 39 games as head coach.

In other news, a commentator worries Douglas Luiz could leave Aston Villa “cheaply” in the wake of a journalist’s “agent” claim.

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Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard on the touchline during the Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. Picture date: Saturday March 5, 2022.

Even if they win one of these games, Gerrard could be fired, according to a story from The Telegraph.

Pochettino is rumored to be Villa’s top target in the event that they defeat Fulham and fail to defeat Brentford.

The Argentine has been unemployed since his dismissal as PSG manager in the summer, despite having led the club to the Ligue 1 championship the previous year.

After failing to advance the French club through the quarterfinals of the Champions League, Pochettino was fired and replaced by Christophe Galtier, who has won his first 16 games as a manager.

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