Steven Gerrard Is Set To Become Aston Villa’s Manager

Steven Gerrard is set to be named the new Aston Villa manager and has arrived in London to finalise the sensational move.

The former Liverpool captain has made an incredible success winning the Scottish Premiership title last season with Glasgow Rangers.

The 41-year-old is set to make an emotional return to the Premier League with Villa after Dean Smith was fired over the weekend.

A video posted on Twitter showed Gerrard’s arrival in London as he came off a train holding a small black suitcase and a suit carrier.

Aston Villa lost their fifth match in a row at Southampton on Friday night and currently sits 15th in the Premier League table, just two points above the relegation zone.

Smith took over the team in October 2018 and earned promotion via the play-offs in his first season.

He then kept the club in the Premier League for two seasons and reached the 2020 Carabao Cup final.

But this season, Smith struggled to get his team finding form following the £100million sale of star man Jack Grealish.

Villa chief executive Christian Purslow, who previously worked with Gerrard in Liverpool, has been engaged in a ‘period of intense back channeling and extensive background checks’ since axing Smith.

Gerrard still has over two years left on his Rangers contract but Villa believe a compensation package between £2m and £3m will trigger a release clause.

Gerrard himself is said to be ‘open to the idea’ of a Premier League return.

Villa legend Gabriel Agbonlahor is convinced Steven Gerrard will soon be appointed the next boss of the Midlands side.

“I’m hearing reports it’s close to being done as well. I think for Steven Gerrard it’s the perfect club, it gets him to the Premier League, managing in the Premier League.”