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Steven Gerrard was officially named Aston Villa’s new manager – with the former Rangers chief to be backed in the January transfer window.

The Liverpool legend, 41, has enjoyed success north of the border with Rangers since taking over in June 2018.

In his first managerial role, Gerrard led the Glasgow side to their first Scottish Premiership title in a decade in 2020-21.

And with his stock continuing to rise, the 114-cap former England midfielder has replaced Dean Smith as manager after his sacking following a FIFTH consecutive Prem defeat at Southampton.

The Kop icon has signed a two-and-a-half year deal at Villa Park and will be in charge for the first time next Saturday at home to Brighton.

Meanwhile, Gerrard’s ex-England team-mate Frank Lampard  is set to be appointed Norwich City’s new manager, according to reports.

The Canaries sacked Daniel Farke on Saturday – just hours after he guided them to their first win of the season.

Lamps held conversations with the Carrow Road board on Monday and, according to talkSPORT’s Jim White, has now agreed to take over the Premier League’s bottom club.

However, SunSport understands that Lampard has NOT yet been offered the job.

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