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Villa’s “formal approach” to number one target Gerrard

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It’s always a catch 22 situation when your team is doing well.

If you are winning trophies and enjoying success, other teams higher up the food chain will take note and cast admiring glances to both your players and manager – and this is exactly where we find ourselves this season at Rangers and, in particular, with Steven Gerrard.

First he was odds on to go to Newcastle United, now, it’s Aston Villa.

The Daily Mail is reporting that the Gers gaffer is one of the names on their list of potential candidates to replace Dean Smith who was sacked at the weekend:

“Aston Villa will make a formal approach to Rangers to speak to Steven Gerrard this week and are determined to make him their next manager.

“Though Roberto Martinez is also on a shortlist to succeed Dean Smith, who was sacked on Sunday, Gerrard is Villa’s No 1 target and they want him in place for the home game against Brighton on November 20.”

If the report is correct, we could have a pretty quick resolution to the situation although football never quite works out according to plan.

Will Gerrard go to Aston Villa?

Yes

Yes

No

No

I’d maybe be more worried if Villa were consistently qualifying for Europe and pushing for a Champions League place  but there is a reason that Gerrard turned down other offers to join Rangers – he wants to win trophies and he wants to compete against the best.

He will manage in the Premier League one day but he is only 41-years old, still very young for a manager, there is no rush for him to pack his bags – as we saw from his days at Liverpool, he is incredibly loyal and leaving a job half done just isn’t his style.

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