Alan Shearer, John Terry, Brendan Rodgers & more have their say on Aston Villa sacking Steven Gerrard

Alan Shearer, John Terry, Brendan Rodgers & more have their say on Aston Villa sacking Steven Gerrard.

Aston Villa have made the decision to part company with Steven Gerrard. The Midlands outfit were beaten 3-0 away at Fulham last night and that has proven to be the final straw for their manager.

They have made a slow start to the Premier League season and are sat down in 17th place, just above the relegation zone on goal difference. Villa have won just twice in their opening 11 games and are the joint second lowest scorers in the league behind Wolves.

Gerrard made the move to Villa Park in November last year and penned a three-and-a-half year contract. The former Liverpool man has won 32.5% of games in charge and will now have to weigh up his next move in the game.

Prior to his move back to the top flight, the former Liverpool and England ace spent a few years in charge of Rangers. He impressed with the Glasgow giants and guided them to the Scottish Premiership title in 2021.

Here is some of the reaction to his sacking by Aston Villa....

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers (see below) - “I’m bitterly disappointed for Steven because he did a fantastic job up at Rangers. He got the opportunity to come into the Premier League and the ambitions there (at Villa) are to be up in European football. It just seems the way of it now that every day a manager is losing their job.”

Alan Shearer on Prime Video - “It is a results driven business, you know that. Every manager knows that, and you don’t get time. From where they were when he took over, to where they are now, he will be bitterly disappointed of not being able to improve them. The inevitable has happened unfortunately.”

John Terry on Instagram (as per HITC Sport) - “I have played at Villa Park and felt everyone one of you, the fans with me and the team, the boy will need you all at the weekend to get right behind like you always do. Stay together”.

The Athletic reporter David Ornstein on Sky Sports - “I think this was a bit of an inevitability because Steven Gerrard was in a precarious position. His job was hanging by a thread.”

Tim Sherwood on talkSPORT: “The top of the list has to be Pochettino, with the style of play and what he did with Tottenham. He is a very good manager. I don’t think Mauricio goes in there and thinks that he does Aston Villa a favour, not by any means. It’s a huge football club.

“What clubs are out there for Mauricio Pochettino at the moment? I am not sure there are bigger clubs than Aston Villa out there for him. I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for him.”

Aston Villa have a big decision to make on who to choose as their next manager. They return to the action this weekend at home to Brentford on Sunday as they look to get back to winning ways.