What awaits Gerrard at Aston Villa

What awaits Gerrard at Aston Villa

Steven Gerrard has become the head coach of Aston Villa and has made one step towards Liverpool.

Steven Gerrard's appointment as head coach of Aston Villa came as no surprise. The Englishman did an excellent job at the Rangers, where in three years he threw Celtic from the throne and won the Scottish Premiership without a single defeat. By doing so, Stevie inscribed his name in the history of the Glasgow club, completely restoring its former greatness.

Therefore, the fact that after working at Rangers he was called to the Premier League is absolutely not surprising. Especially when it’s Aston Villa, which is known for its great history, victory in the European Cup and support from the British elite.

But this season, Villa were experiencing serious problems. After 11 rounds, the team ended up in 16th place and lost their last five matches in the League. Dean Smith's dismissal was not long in coming, as the relegation zone was already very close. And where else, if not here, should Gerrard become head coach?

Steven's former teammate Jamie Carragher shared what awaits Liverpool's former eight in the new project,

“Everyone understands perfectly well that if everything worked out great, Stevie would want to lead Liverpool. But I'm sure Gerrard will only want to manage Liverpool if he deserves it. Liverpool will not hire a person just because they have had a great playing career.

If Stevie does a very good job at Aston Villa and makes it to the European competition, maybe he even wins the League Cup, then maybe he could be considered as Liverpool coach,” Carragher said.

For Gerrard, this is a perfect career development. If we compare him with Frank Lampard, who was thrown to Chelsea, who was not yet strong in coaching in the Premier League, then everything is logical and consistent. He has two and a half seasons before Jurgen Klopp ends his contract with Liverpool. This is quite enough to make Aston Villa a strong middle-tier who will fight for the top 8.

In addition, the Lions received a solid budget for transfers after the sale of Jack Grealish. We do not think that Gerrard will spend most of their budget in the winter, because there is already a good selection of players. Martinez, Mings, Buendia, Chukwuemeka, Watkins and Bailey. Stephen is the coach who can strategically build a team in a season and a half and deliver the best stretch before Klopp leaves Liverpool. At least that's how Gerrard's career looks to us. The authority of the player and even the coach is already there.