Steven Gerrard was appointed head coach of Aston Villa on 11 November 2021, replacing Dean Smith.
Gerrard joined Villa from Rangers after spending three years with the Scottish club in his first managerial post. He ended the club's 10-year wait for a top-flight title in his third season, as the team went the entire campaign unbeaten.
In doing so, Rangers claimed their 55th top-flight title win, which included back-to-back Old Firm derby victories over Celtic. In the same season, Gerrard also took the Glaswegian club into the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League.
The former midfielder returned to the Premier League as a head coach in the same year he was inducted into the League's Hall of Fame, thanks to his 120 goals and 92 assists in 504 top-flight appearances for Liverpool.
His last Premier League playing appearance came in May 2015, bringing an end to a distinguished 17-year professional career at Anfield.
Gerrard came through the Reds' Academy and is only one of three players to make 500+ appearances in the competition for one club.
The Reds’ long-serving captain also won six monthly awards in his stellar career, earning a strong reputation for his driving runs and spectacular goals.
He won the UEFA Champions League, two FA Cups and three EFL Cups during his time at Liverpool, as well as earning 114 caps for England.
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