ZIMBABWE international Marvelous Nakamba will now work under newly appointed Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard.
Aston Villa confirmed the appointment on Thursday.
It will be interesting to see how Nakamba will fit into Gerrard’s plans, having previously played cameo roles under Dean Smith.
“Aston Villa Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Steven Gerrard as our new Head Coach,” Aston Villa confirmed on their official website.
“Gerrard guided Glasgow Rangers to the Scottish Premiership title last season, finishing the campaign undefeated in the league.
“The 41-year-old has attracted many admirers in the game for his work in transforming the fortunes of the Glasgow giants while also implementing an attractive, attacking style of football.”
Nakamba is currently in the Warriors camp ahead of games against South Africa and Ethiopia.
CEO Christian Purslow explained why they opted for Gerrard.
“Since moving into coaching after his illustrious playing career, Steven began by managing and developing top young players in the Liverpool FC Academy which is experience we value highly at Aston Villa.
“He then took the brave decision to test himself in the intense and high pressured environment of the Scottish Old Firm. His subsequent achievement in winning the Premiership title with Glasgow Rangers really caught our eye as did his experience in Europe.”