- Villa lost 3-0 to Fulham
- One win in last nine PL games
- Three points off bottom
WHAT HAPPENED? Villa were comfortably beaten by promoted side Fulham in a drab display from Gerrard’s side at Craven Cottage that saw Fulham draw ahead after half an hour and Douglas Luiz sent off for Villa after an hour.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Gerrard’s departure comes as no surprise after a disappointing start to the season by the Villans. The former Liverpool midfielder leaves after just 11 months in charge and is the fourth Premier League manager to depart so far in the 2022-23 campaign after Thomas Tuchel, Scott Parker and Bruno Lage.
WHAT THEY SAID: Gerrard’s dismissal was confirmed in a statement on the club’s website after full-time, that read: “Aston Villa Football Club can confirm that Head Coach Steven Gerrard has left the club with immediate effect.”
A club spokesperson added: “We would like to thank Steven for his hard work and commitment and wish him well for the future.”