IT's a fresh start for Steven Gerrard as he sinks his teeth into his new job at Aston Villa.

The 41-year-old left Rangers on Thursday morning as he was announced as the new manager of Villa.

It comes just a matter of months after he guided the Ibrox side to their 55th league title success, and stopped Celtic from winning ten-in-a-row. 

Dean Smith was sacked on Sunday by the Premier League side. 

Gerrard was instantly installed as the bookies' favourite. 

His relationship with Villa CEO Christian proved pivotal in the switch, having previously enjoyed a positive working relationship during their time at Liverpool.

The pair met for dinner in London on Wednesday evening as the finer details were ironed out. 

Gerrard will be joined by the majority of his backroom staff at Ibrox, with Gary McAllister and Michael Beale included in that.

Gerrard has already broken his silence on the move, expressing his excitement to get started at such an ambitious Premier League side. 

However, he also sent Rangers fans an emotional message where he pleaded for them to understand and accept his decision. 

Today, one week on from his dramatic move, Gerrard will speak to the media as he poses questions as Villa boss for the first time. 

The press conference kicks-off at 11am.