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Rangers: Coaches could follow Steven Gerrard to Aston Villa

Rangers: Coaches could follow Steven Gerrard to Aston Villa -Rangers News

Steven Gerrard would likely bring a number of his assistant coaches to Aston Villa if he were to depart Rangers, according to The Daily Mail‘s Tom Collomosse. 

The lowdown

Villa are looking to appoint a replacement for Dean Smith, who was sacked at the weekend, and Gerrard has emerged as the club’s primary target ahead of Brentford boss Thomas Frank, Denmark’s Kasper Hjulmand and more.

The hope is that the Liverpool legend will be installed in time to take charge of Villa’s next Premier League game against Brighton on 20 November.

Gerrard led Rangers to the Premiership title – the club’s first for 10 years – after an unbeaten 2020/21 campaign. That achievement in his third year at the helm earned him the Special Achievement Award from the League Managers Association.

The latest

According to The Daily Mail, Gerrard would apparently be ‘interested’ in learning more about the opportunity.

If he is lured away to Villa Park, the report names four of his coaches who could follow him to the Midlands – Tommy Culshaw, Gary McAllister, Michael Beale and Jordan Milsom.

The verdict

If this does materialise, then Beale could be a particularly big loss for Rangers.

Former Ibrox forward Kyle Lafferty went as far as to call him ‘the brains’ behind their recent success and marvelled at his ‘amazing’ tactical awareness. Gerrard, for his part, admitted that it would take him ’15/20 years’ to become as good an ‘on-pitch coach’ as Beale.

A new manager could bring a talented backroom team with him, of course, but would Rangers regress if their coaching setup is totally dismantled? It could be a nervy few days for the Ibrox faithful as we wait to see what, if anything, happens regarding Gerrard and Villa.

In other news, what could a £23.5m loss mean for Rangers in the January transfer window? 

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