According to Birmingham Live journalist Ashley Preece, Steven Gerrard is expected to join Aston Villa as the club’s new manager in the ‘next 24 to 48 hours, if not sooner.’ In a tweet, the dedicated club writer broke the news, stating that the deal to return the Englishman to the Premier League is ‘all but done,’ with the coach finalizing his backroom complement.
Last season, the 41-year-old earned praise for his role in leading Rangers back to success with their first Scottish Premiership championship in a decade after Celtic’s supremacy. If the reported update is correct, it’s another important move for a manager who has come a long way since leaving Liverpool’s development systems.
Following the arrival of the club’s new owners, a Saudi Arabian-backed consortium, our former No.8 was linked with the empty head coach position at Newcastle United, but the position was subsequently filled by Eddie Howe, a former Bournemouth player.
It’s a fantastic situation for Gerrard, given the club’s history and the fact that the squad still has a lot of potential despite the departure of Jack Grealish in the summer. With Jurgen Klopp’s contract at Anfield slated to end in 2024, the Liverpool administration would have the opportunity to closely monitor the former midfielder’s performance in the world’s top league as we examine a possible succession plan.