Gary Neville lays into Aston Villa for how club handled Steven Gerrard's sacking

Close-up shot of pundit Gary Neville during a broadcast
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Gary Neville was not at all impressed by the manner of Steven Gerrard's sacking as Aston Villa head coach, calling it "a joke".

Gerrard lost his job after Villa slumped to a 3-0 defeat away to Fulham on Thursday night – and it's since been reported that he was told of the decision while still at Craven Cottage, before travelling back to Birmingham with the players on the team coach.

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