Aston Villa head coach Steven Gerrard will miss the next two Premier League games after making an strive out certain for Covid-19.
Gerrard will miss Sunday’s Boxing Day recreation at dwelling to Chelsea and Tuesday’s time out to Leeds.
It’s the second time this season that Gerrard has been sidelined by Covid-19.
The 41-one year-veteran used to be forced to isolate earlier this one year throughout his time as Rangers supervisor, lacking suits in opposition to Alashkert and Celtic.
Villa were forced to postpone their recreation in opposition to Burnley final Saturday thanks to a plague of the virus on the membership.
Three Premier League games maintain already been called off on Sunday, with Liverpool’s dwelling recreation in opposition to Leeds, Watford’s time out to Wolves and Burnley’s recreation in opposition to Everton falling stream of the virus.
The match in opposition to Chelsea at Villa Park is one in all six Premier League games composed scheduled to scoot ahead.
Gerrard spent three years as Rangers supervisor sooner than shifting to Villa on 11 November to be successful Dean Smith who used to be sacked after a scoot of 5 defeats.
Since then Villa maintain obtained four out of their six Premier League games, with the two defeats coming in opposition to Manchester Metropolis and his veteran membership Liverpool.
An announcement from the membership acknowledged: “Aston Villa can verify head coach Steven Gerrard will no longer be ready to back our subsequent two Premier League suits with Chelsea and Leeds United as he’ll be isolating after making an strive out certain for Covid-19.”