The coach’s dance in England has only just begun after last weekend’s dismissals. While Norwich City’s bench is still empty, Aston Villa’s could be close to being filled by an old acquaintance from the Premier League. As reported exclusively by the portal Football Insider, Steven Gerrard would have decided to inform the board of the Scottish team that he is going to the Premier League. The current Rangers coach would have been contacted by Aston Villa after terminating Dean Smith’s contract. Information that the newspaper has subsequently expanded The Guardian Briton, who stated that “Steven Gerrard is interested in becoming Aston Villa’s next manager, and the club is willing to make an official approach to Rangers “.
However, Rangers do not want to get rid of Steven Gerrard easily. With the English coach, who came to the Scottish team in the 2018/2019 season, Rangers won the league title last season after 10 years of Celtic Glasgow’s tyranny. That is why, according to this media, the Gers would receive “a great compensation” for the departure of his coach. As reported by the English media when the arrival of Steven Gerrard in Scotland was confirmed, the English manager’s salary was around £ 2.5m per year.
As they point out from The Guardian, “Aston Villa’s ambitious owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens see the former Liverpool captain as a suitable figure for their project.or”. And it is that Gerrard, whose long-term plan to coach Liverpool would be postponed until 2024, would take over an attractive and ambitious project, since Aston Villa has made a significant investment this summer in several players (Emi Buendía, Leon Bailey or Danny Ings) following the sale of Jack Grealish to Manchester City for over £ 100M. In this way, Villans they will have to pay a significant amount of money if they want the former English footballer to finally be the one who tries to redirect the team’s situation, which after five consecutive defeats he occupies the 16th place.
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