Aston Villa have sacked manager Steven Gerrard following the club’s disappointing 3-0 loss to Fulham on Thursday evening.
Gerrard has been under pressure for a while, but the latest defeat was the final straw for the club.
“Aston Villa Football Club can confirm that Head Coach Steven Gerrard has left the club with immediate effect,” a club statement read.
“We would like to thank Steven for his hard work and commitment and wish him well for the future.”
Villa have lost their last five Premier League games and are 17th in the league. They have reacted by sacking Gerrard after the poor start to the campaign.
Despite leading the club to a 14th-place finish last season, performances have been dire this term.
Villa fans were unhappy when Dean Smith was sacked as manager last November. They have been cold towards Gerrard from the onset.
Villa capitulated against Fulham. To make matters worse, Douglas Luiz received a red card for an off-the-ball clash with Aleksandar Mitrovic in the second half.
However, the club may struggle to convince Pochettino to take the job, given their current league position.
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