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Aston Villa edging closer to Steven Gerrard appointment

Aston Villa are edging ever closer to unveiling Steven Gerrard as their new manager.

What’s the talk?

That’s according to a recent Gregg Evans article for The Athletic, in which the journalist revealed that Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens appear to be closing in on a deal for the Glasgow Rangers manager, whose switch to Villa Park could be completed by as soon as the end of the week.

Evans goes on to state that, despite NSWE initially insisting they would take an in-depth look at a number of the candidates on their managerial shortlist, after a breakthrough in talks over the last 24 hours, Gerrard now looks set to become Dean Smith’s successor at the Premier League club.

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Fans will be buzzing

Considering the rather remarkable job Gerrard has done at Ibrox since his appointment back in 2018, the news that Aston Villa look to be closing in on a deal for the former Liverpool captain is sure to have left fans of the club elated.

Indeed, after securing a second-place finish in his first full season in charge of the Glasgow giants, the 41-year-old went on to become the first Rangers manager to lift the Scottish Premiership since Walter Smith in the following campaign – with the Gers winning 28, drawing five and losing no games whatsoever in 2020/21.

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Furthermore, the former England international has also masterminded Rangers to the last 16 of the Europa League in each of the last two seasons, once again becoming the first Rangers manager to reach this stage of a European competition for ten years.

As such, with Villa’s current 16th place league position proving that the Premier League side are very much a team who also need restoring to greatness, considering Gerrard’s track record of doing exactly this north of the border, the Whiston-born manager looks to be an excellent fit for the second city side.

In other news: 73% win rate: NSWE could revive Villa with “remarkable” 51 y/o Gerrard alternative

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