Paul Merson comments on Steven Gerrard to Aston Villa rumour

November 9, 2021
By: Jamie Jones

Paul Merson has said that the Aston Villa managerial job would be tempting for Rangers boss Steven Gerrard.

The Telegraph have reported that Villa want to appoint Gerrard as their new manager.

The report has claimed that the former Liverpool midfielder himself is interested into a move to Villa Park.

The Villans recently sacked Dean Smith as their manager.

Former Arsenal and Villa star Merson believes that Gerrard would find it hard to resist a move to Villa Park.

Merson told Sky Sports: “It’s going to be hard to prise Steven Gerrard away, he’s managing a massive club in Glasgow Rangers.

“He’s got them buzzing again; he stopped Celtic winning 10 in a row, they are in the Europa League, and they’ve got a chance of winning the Scottish Premiership.

“It’s a bit of a juggling act for Gerrard because Celtic look as though they are coming back now. They’ve got the new manager in; they’ve bought into his ideas and they are moving up the table.

“There is no forgone conclusion in the Scottish title race this year and, given the nature of football, if Celtic went on and won it this year everything from the year before is almost forgotten.

“Everyone wants to manage in the Premier League. That is no disrespect to the Scottish Premiership. Rangers and Celtic are bigger clubs that probably half of the teams in the Premier League.

“But it’s the Premier League, and when you start out managing, I’m sure in the back of people’s minds if you could get a job like Aston Villa – wow.”

Gerrard is now rated at 4/11 on Betfair to become the new Villa manager.

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