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Aston Villa Eyes Liverpool Legend for Coaching Role

Rangers head coach Steven Gerrard remains high on Aston Villa’s list of potential targets to replace Dean Smith but the club is still looking at other contenders. Aston Villa’s hierarchy is impressed by the former Liverpool players’ work in revitalising Rangers in his first managerial job.

Aston Villa Wants Steven Gerrard as their New Head Coach

He has long been seen as a future Liverpool boss, but Villa may be ready to tempt him to Villa Park. 41-year-old Steven Gerrard is also well known to Villa chief executive and ex-Reds managing director Christian Purslow. He is, however, not the only man for the job as the club is determined to conduct a proper recruitment process during the international break to identify their new manager.

Aston Villa Eyes Liverpool Legend For Coaching Role

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez and his Denmark counterpart Kasper Hjulmand, who led his country to the Euro 2020 semi-finals, are also interested in the Villa board. Southampton’s Ralph Hasenhuttl is also admired by Villa but has a strong loyalty to his club and may not leave soon.

Brighton’s Graham Potter would be another prime contender for any vacant post, but it is highly doubted he would currently be tempted away from the Amex Stadium. Speaking of Gerrard, the Aston Villa board said: “Eventually Gerrard will come down south and of course the talk is he will end up at Liverpool. I don’t want to call Aston Villa a stepping stone – they are an enormous club but he needs to maybe learn his trade at a club like Villa, not at a club that will compete at the very top of the table.

They also said: “I think it will suit him – Gary McAllister, his assistant, spent time there with Gerard Houllier, so there’s a link there.” “In truth, you manage Rangers, you manage Celtic, it has a shelf life and I just wonder if Gerrard has come to the end of his shelf life. If he’s offered the job I’m pretty sure he’ll take it.”

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