Jamie Carragher sends message to Steven Gerrard over Aston Villa job


The Liverpool legend led Rangers to Premiership glory last season

The Liverpool legend led Rangers to Premiership glory last season (Picture: Getty Images)

Jamie Carragher has labelled a potential switch to Aston Villa for Steven Gerrard as a ‘great move’ amid speculation linking the Rangers boss with the Midlands club.

Dean Smith was relieved of his duties on Sunday after Villa suffered their fifth consecutive loss in the Premier League against Southampton.

According to reports, Gerrard is on a four-man shortlist for the vacant managerial position along with Ralph Hasenhüttl, Roberto Martínez and Kasper Hjulmand.

Smith was relieved of his duties on Sunday

Smith was relieved of his duties on Sunday (Picture: Getty Images)

Gerrard has worked wonders with Rangers since moving to Ibrox in 2018, delivering their first Scottish Premiership title in 10 years last season.

But Carragher doesn’t think his former Liverpool teammate would get many Premier League offers better than the Villa job, should they come calling.

‘I think Aston Villa as a club would be a great move for Steven Gerrard,’ Carragher told Sky Sports.

‘But the situation he finds himself in right now is that he took the title away from Celtic last season, and he’s in a great position to win it again. I think in a perfect world you’d want to stay at Rangers to the end of the season and come away from there with two titles.


‘I mean, this is not something coming from Steven Gerrard but, ‘I look I’ve been in a job for four years in the Scottish Premiership’, and I think sooner or later there’s going to be a great chance Steven Gerrard is going to come to the Premier League. But for me, it’s a difficult one.

‘If he got offered the Aston Villa job, I don’t think there’d be many jobs in the Premier League which he would get offered better than that.

‘People talk about Liverpool, and that might be another two or three years with Jurgen Klopp but you’re not going to get any jobs better, so it would be a decision for him.’

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