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

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Aston Villa part ways with Dean Smith

Following a fifth consecutive defeat on Friday night, Aston Villa announced on Sunday that they have 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 sat in fifteenth place, but they are a part of three clubs on 10 points, and are only in 15th thanks to a better goal difference than the two below them. In reality, then, they 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 now Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is set to take 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.

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Ashley Preece reports that:

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

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2 Manchester City 11 16 23
3 West Ham United 11 10 23
4 Liverpool FC 11 20 22
5 Arsenal FC 11 0 20
6 Manchester United 11 2 17
7 Brighton & Hove Albion 11 0 17
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 11 -1 16
9 Tottenham Hotspur 11 -7 16
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19 Newcastle United 11 -12 5
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James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 4
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 4
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Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 4
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 4
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 4
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