Gerrard is back in the Premier League

Zlatko Ilijevski
03 Dec 2021

Steven Gerrard returns to the Premier League. But as the manager of Aston Villa. Gerrard had a contract with Rangers until 2024 and quickly became a legend of the club from Scotland, winning the league title without defeat last season. It is also the first Rangers title since the club was relegated to the fourth division in 2012. This season they are also currently first on the table and Steven was slowly moving towards maybe a new title, but then came the invitation from Birmingham.

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Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard

Smelling the smell of the Premier League, Gerard decided to move a little further south from Glasgow. They probably wanted to stay at Ibrox, win some more trophies and maybe even return the Champions League matches to Glasgow. However, that was not the case. He says he knew leaving was a risk, but this was a job he had to accept. Stevie G came as a replacement for Dean Smith and signed a contract for three and a half years, until 2025.

As in almost every case in which the main story is the new manager and his club, there was immediate speculation about potential reinforcements that could come to Birmingham. Stevie G, which was somewhat logical, turned to his former club Rangers, which seems to be the first destination from which newcomers will arrive at Villa Park.

According to the media on the Island, the Englishman wants Ryan Kent, who is his priority, and Glen Kamara with him. He coached both of them at Rangers. Kent arrived in Scotland in 2019, he plays mostly as a winger / striker and is 25 years old, but it is worth mentioning that he was recently injured for almost two months, and that he is probably not in the best shape. There is also his club colleague, Glenn Camara, who has a contract with the Scottish champion until 2025, and otherwise he was already one step away from moving to Villa this summer, but the transfer did not see the light of day. In Birmingham, they are optimistic about these two guys, mostly due to the fact that they want a coach with whom they have recorded huge successes and played phenomenally.

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Gerrard will make his debut on Saturday, when Brighton will play at Villa Park at 4 pm against Aston Villa. But what is interesting about this round in Premier League is that even 3 managers will have their debut. It is not remembered that three new managers ever made their debut in the Premier League on the same day in the middle of the season.

Everyone who follows English football and the Premier League knows that the heroes of this story are Steven Gerrard, Eddie Howe and Dean Smith, that is, Aston Villa, Newcastle and Norwich.

It is interesting that all three will make their debut in front of the home fans. Gerard at Villa Park, Howe at St. James Park and Smith at Carrow Road.

Playing in front of the home crowd is an opportunity for a good start for the three new managers, but it will not be easy at all because all three clubs are in crisis. After all, that is why the leaders of those teams decided to make changes.

The three of them certainly believe in themselves and in the projects that was presented to them. Otherwise, they would not embark on those adventures and sports challenges.

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