STEVEN GERRARD has been SACKED by Aston Villa after a disastrous run which leaves the club fighting against Premier League relegation.
The confirmation comes after Villa were beaten 3-0 away at Fulham last night, making it six defeats in 11 matches.
Fans were heard calling for Gerrard’s exit and just a matter of minutes later, his sacking was announced.
His departure was confirmed by Villa in a brutal two-sentence statement.
A club spokesman said: “We would like to thank Steven for his hard work and commitment and wish him well for the future.”
Villa are without a win in four league matches as Gerrard departs with the club 17th, one place above the drop zone.
The Liverpool legend had vowed to fight for his job after defeat to Fulham – which ultimately turned out to be his last match in charge.
Gerrard, 42, said: “It’s tough but I’m a man, I accept it, I understand it. It was a tough night for me personally.
“We’ll see what happens, I understand the situation we’re in, I’m a fighter, I will never ever quit anything.”
Gerrard took over at Villa in November 2021 following three years with Rangers, where he won the Scottish Premiership.
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Villa finished in 14th last season but their form hit an early dip at the start of this campaign.
It has led to Gerrard’s dismissal following speculation over his future.
The likes of Mauricio Pochettino, a league title winner in France, and ex-Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, are among those linked with the role.