Steven Gerrard has been named as the new Aston Villa manager, the 41-year-old former England captain signing a three-and-a-half year deal after leaving Scottish champions Rangers.
The fourth-most capped player for his country, earning 114 caps, Gerrard's 'fantastic' leadership qualities have been highlighted by Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate.
Speaking to the media ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier with Albania, Southgate said: "It's a great opportunity for him. It's a chance to test himself in a league where every week there's a different challenge."
For much of his England career, the compatibility of Gerrard and Frank Lampard was a talking point and they could soon be locking horns in the Premier League after Lampard was interviewed for the vacant Norwich City post this week.