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Gerrard explains “the two main reasons” for leaving Rangers for Aston Villa

Steven Gerrard has explained his “two main reasons” why he left Rangers to take over Aston Villa.

Gerrard will take on Aston Villa for the first time against Brighton at the Premier League this weekend after making the decision to leave the Scottish champions to succeed Dean Smith at Villa Park.

The decision ends a successful three-year season at Ibrox, which culminated in a drought-breaking title in the Scottish Premiership last season after a historic undefeated season.

Gerrard has now disclosed his decision to leave Rangers and return to the Premier League, admitting that he has grown closer to his family and the opportunity to test himself in English football have been behind his move to Villa.

“First of all, it’s an extremely proud moment for me. It is a real honor to be the manager of this football club, ”he said at a press conference.

“Although the last seven to ten days have passed extremely quickly, it has been a really happy time for me because the opportunity to be back in the Premier League and the opportunity to be close to my family were the two main reasons why this was the right move form. “

Gerrard admits that leaving Rangers after his success in Scotland was a “difficult” decision, but admits that the Aston Villla opportunity was once too good to be turned down.

“It was a difficult decision and I definitely left with a heavy heart,” he added. “I’ve built fantastic relationships with Rangers.

“It’s a club that I have a lot of respect for. I got an assignment three and a half years ago, we went on a trip and fulfilled this assignment. The opportunity to join another cult society arose about 10 days ago, and it was an opportunity I couldn’t miss.

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