Steven Gerrard has been confirmed as the new Aston Villa head coach. What we know so far is Steven Gerrard could have stayed at Glasgow Rangers and potentially taken them automatically straight into the proper stages of the Champions League by winning the Scottish League title this season. But no, he never chose the safe option, such is the bravery of the man. He clearly believes in his own managerial ability. So he’s opted for the beautiful south. He no doubt feels that Villa Park could be Rotterdam anywhere, Liverpool Or Rome. 👍
I don’t buy we will just be a stepping stone for him. Some Villa fans really are stuck in 1982. The truth is the only guy who probably wouldn’t leave us to manage Liverpool was the guy we just sacked, Dean Smith.
Villa A Massive Club
Steven Gerrard knows what a massive club Aston Villa is. So it’s a real coup for him to land this job, especially so early in his career. Honestly how could he turn it down, it was a no brainer. Make no mistake this is a huge gamble by the Villa hierarchy. But all appointments carry an element of risk. Some more than others, and this appointment falls into the latter.
What we do know is that Steven Gerrard is a winner. He wants to Impress and succeed in football management. And he has done that so far at Glasgow Rangers. Ok there is a massive difference between the English Premier League and the Scottish Premier so we can only judge him on the job he does at Villa.
I think it’s a certainty he will not accept mediocre performances. So in that sense some of the players who cost Dean Smith his job will have a rude awakening. Steven Gerrard is inheriting a far better squad of players than Dean Smith did. So there is something to work with while he assesses the squad. So there is really no reason why he shouldn’t hit the ground running.
We all know the Villa job has been something of a poison chalice for so many who have gone before him. So I understand that some Villa fans will have reservations about this appointment. Because (A) his lack of experience and (B) being a good player doesn’t necessarily mean it will transpire into management. All we can hope for is that, when Steven Gerrard eventually parts company with Aston Villa. He leaves us in better shape than when he joined, just like his predecessor did. So all I will say for now is welcome Steven Gerrard become a bigger legend than you already are, in managment at Villa park.