Steven Gerrard Fired as Relegation Threat Stiffens

 Steven Gerrard was fired as the manager of Aston Villa following a dismal 3-0 loss to Fulham at

Craven Cottage, which officially established Aston Villa as real relegation hopefuls. Football fans may need to reconsider the old lyric "You're getting terminated in the morning" because of how quickly the dismissal happened. The club didn't even wait for the night to consider it before publishing the brief statement that follows.

The head coach of Aston Villa Football Club, Steven Gerrard, has announced his immediate departure from the team. 

"We would like to thank Steven for his hard work and devotion and wish him well for the future," a club spokeswoman said.

Nassef Sawiris, one of Villa's owners, reportedly departed the Fulham game early because he was plainly dissatisfied with Villa's subpar performance. A display at Craven Cottage that brought on facial expressions as Villa internalized, getting a player sent off, giving up a penalty, and scoring an own goal.

Since Villa are barely out of the bottom two slots in the league on goals scored, they are now in serious danger of being demoted once more. It hasn't gone unnoticed that essentially the same set of players failed to show any fight to save their last two managers.

The upcoming managerial appointment will undoubtedly be interesting. First of all, which manager of the highest caliber would stake their name on a likely relegation struggle? Never worry if your team need extensive surgery before it can compete at the top of the table.

Gerrard won't be the only member of the coaching staff to lose their job now that the owners' honeymoon time is over. 

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