Aston Villa look set to formally approach Rangers this week regarding a move for Steven Gerrard, according to The Daily Mail.
As to be expected, a number of Villa fans have been giving their thoughts to the big managerial update on social media.
The Daily Mail suggest that Gerrard is Villa’s number one target, with owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens and chief executive Christian Purslow keen to have him in charge for the first game back following the international break. The latter knows him well from their mutual time at Liverpool just over a decade ago.
Gerrard himself is thought to be interested in the Villa Park vacancy, but the Premier League club will need to agree on terms regarding compensation before a deal can go through.
Should the 41-year-old make the move to the Midlands, it is expected that he would bring his Ibrox backroom staff with him, including assistants Gary McAllister and Tommy Culshaw.
Would you take Gerrard at Villa?
Yes, get him in!
No, look elsewhere!
Villa fans react to Gerrard latest
“If this is true I will never forgive Purslow for unfairly sacking Smith and hiring his mate Stevie G to use us as a stepping stone for the Liverpool job”
“Wow. We really sacked Smith to get Gerrard huh?”
“If this is true then I’m seriously losing faith in the club. That isn’t a step up from Smith and if anything is a massive risk. Gerrard isn’t proven and if (somehow) he does well for us he’ll go as soon as Liverpool come calling.”
“No no no. This is not an upgrade. It’s would be a huge gamble with a fledgling manager with no PL management experience. He’s not who we need. We need an elite proven manager – like Brendan Rodgers”
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience