REVEALED: Steven Gerrard will use his ‘unit coaches’ system from Rangers at Aston Villa, with backroom staff Gary McAllister, Tom Culshaw and Michael Beale each looking after players in one position – defence, midfield and attack – for training and matches

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  • Steven Gerrard Used the ‘Unit Coach’ Method to Much Success at Rangers
  • This includes assigning your coaches to different players in training sessions.
  • Gerrard’s Villa face Crystal Palace after winning their first game last weekend

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Steven Gerrard plans to boost Aston Villa’s performance by deploying a ‘unit coach’, which he used as manager of Rangers.

Ahead of his second match as Villa boss at Crystal Palace on Saturday, Gerrard has promised to implement new training methods and styles of play as he tries to build on the work done by Dean Smith, who worked for Villa. took over a mid-table championship with club and established them during his three years in the Premier League.

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By guiding his team to a 2–0 win over Brighton on his first match in charge, Gerrard ended a run of five consecutive losses that cost Dean Smith and leave Villa only two points above the relegation zone. Gave. They are now four points above the line.

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Steven Gerrard is set to launch his ‘unit coach’ system at Aston Villa, where coaches including Gary McAllister (left) will focus on a few players.

Gerrard made a winning start at Aston Villa with an impressive 2-0 win over Brighton

Gerrard made a winning start at Aston Villa with an impressive 2-0 win over Brighton

His first move would involve assigning different coaches to different roles. At Rangers, Tom Culshaw commanded the defenders, Gary McAllister commanded the midfielder and Michael Biel the forward, with Gerrard watching over everything.

‘Unit coaches’ are responsible not only for guiding their groups of players in training, but also for preparing for sessions and matches, and making sure they understand what is needed to improve.

Speaking about the value of a ‘unit coach’ in an interview earlier this year, Beale said: ‘It’s about watching each coach have five or six different players.

Hopefully the 'unit coach' method will have as much success at Villa as it was for Rangers

Hopefully the ‘unit coach’ method will have as much success at Villa as it was for Rangers

They can have personal conversations with them before and after the session and during the sessions. If you can manage the person, you can develop the player and that improves the team.

Gerrard took charge of Rangers in 2018 and led them to their 55th Scottish title last season, before signing a three-and-a-half-year deal with Villa earlier this month, ending Celtic’s hopes of claiming 10 in a row. done.

Gerrard will hope to get off to a good start with a win against Crystal Palace on Saturday

Gerrard will hope to get off to a good start with a win against Crystal Palace on Saturday

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