Among other of today’s football transfer news, Steven Gerrard might take over Aston Villa. The former Liverpool midfielder and current Rangers head coach may replace Dean Smith, who suffered a dismissal 3 days ago.
Aston Villa gave exiting manager Dean Smith the sack on November 8th, 2021 (official football transfer). And only three days later, they have already found a replacement coach for him.
Smith, who we think did not deserve a firing, was not an unimpressive head coach for Aston Villa – in fact, it was he who promoted the club back into the Premier League in his very first season in charge, back in 2017.
But, across 11 Premier League games so far in this 2021-22 season, the Birmingham side has only secured 10 points.
This means that Aston Villa are presently only 2 points above relegation zone due to head coach Dean Smith’s leadership.
Football Transfer News – Steven Gerrard Might Take over Aston Villa
For this reason, Aston Villa have sacked Dean Smith and instead, instantly hired Steven Gerrard, the highly successful Rangers boss.
And the Economist journalist Hamish Azul claims the Englishman is ready to take an offer.
In fact, according to their report, Gerrard will assume this role of manager by the end of the week.
On top of all this, Gerrard may just become the highest paid manager in Aston Villa’s entire history.
However, we must clarify, the coach’s motivation behind the move itself does not seem to be “for financial gain”.
Moreover, the source says more than his salary, significant funds will be made available for lucrative inbound transfers in January.
To give you a quick recap, Steven Gerrard represented Liverpool under-19 squad between 2017 and 2018 moving to Scotland afterwards.
Also, more recently and more impressively, under Gerrard’s command, Glasgow Rangers have claimed a domestic league title last campaign.