Aston Villa named Steven Gerrard as their new manager on Thursday, succeeding Dean Smith, who was fired.
According to AFP, the former Liverpool captain has stepped down as Rangers manager to take over at the club, which has now lost five consecutive Premier League games.
Last season, Gerrard led Rangers to their first Scottish Premiership title in ten years, going undefeated in the league.
“The board of Aston Villa are delighted to appoint Steven as our new head coach,” said CEO Christian Purslow.
“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.”
Gerrard is regarded as one of the best Premier League players of all time, having scored 186 goals in 710 games for Liverpool.
However, this will be his first experience as a manager in the English Premier League.
“Aston Villa is a club with a rich history and tradition in English football and I am immensely proud to become its new head coach,” said Gerrard.
“It was apparent how ambitious their plans are for the club and I am looking forward to helping them achieve their aims.”
Villa are 16th in the Premier League with 10 points from their first 11 games.