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How much did Aston Villa pay to Rangers to release Gerrard?

Steven Gerrard is the new manager of Aston Villa after being released from Rangers. How much did Aston Villa pay as compensation?

Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has made a move across the United Kingdom, from Ibrox in Scotland to the Midlands in England. He is the new manager of Premier League club Aston Villa after the sacking of Dean Smith.

Taking a manager off another team during the season because you sacked yours is not always easy. Taking a title winning manager from the previous season and a league leader off the current season would not be easy. Such was the situation between Gerrard, Aston Villa and Rangers.

Gerrard won the Scottish Premier League with Rangers unbeaten last season, displacing Celtic who have won the league in the last 10 years. It was a no mean feat for Gerrard and Rangers and to see a manager like that leave at the middle of the season to join another club would not always be easy.

Initial reports states that Aston Villa paid Rangers a compensation of £3m to have Gerrard released from his contract which runs till 2024 but fresh reports emerging after he completed his move states that Villa paid £5m.

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