Gerrard Takes Premier League Plunge At Villa After Reviving Rangers
Zeeshan Mehtab 22 days ago Thu 11th November 2021 | 06:45 PM
Steven Gerrard is back in the Premier League as Aston Villa boss, having proved his managerial credentials by leading Rangers to the domestic title he was unable to land in his glittering playing career with Liverpool
Liverpool, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th Nov, 2021 ) :Steven Gerrard is back in the Premier League as Aston Villa boss, having proved his managerial credentials by leading Rangers to the domestic title he was unable to land in his glittering playing career with Liverpool.
Gerrard ended Rangers' decade of pain last season as the Glasgow club -- liquidated in 2012 and forced to restart at the bottom of the Scottish league pyramid -- finally shattered Celtic's run of nine consecutive titles.
However, a Premier League title eluded the midfielder, with rival fans goading him in his final years at Anfield about his slip against Chelsea in 2014 that cost Liverpool a great chance at ending their long wait to win the league.
Gerrard left his boyhood club in 2015 for a brief spell to end his playing career with the LA Galaxy.
After Brendan Rodgers' time as Liverpool boss declined after the 2013/14 title tilt, the Northern Irishman rebuilt his reputation with a dominant Celtic side that won a clean sweep of domestic trophies in his first two seasons in charge.
- Ambitious plans - Rangers won two Old Firm derbies in his first season in charge and won at Celtic Park for the first time in a decade in his second, prompting Gerrard to scream wildly in celebration down the lens of a television camera.
Rangers were ruthless as they stormed to the title last season by 25 points and without losing a game, ending Celtic's quest for a record 10-in-a-row.
He lost just eight of 51 games in the Europa League, leading Rangers to the knockout stages in each of the past two seasons.
The year before he arrived, the club suffered one of their most embarrassing ever eliminations to Progres Niederkorn of Luxembourg in the qualifying rounds.
"In my conversations with (owners) Nassef (Sawiris), 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," said Gerrard.
Many believe Gerrard's long-term ambition is a return to Anfield one day as Jurgen Klopp's successor.