“Please not” – these PL club fans give surprise verdict on billionaire links to Rangers move
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Aston Villa fans in surprise verdict on links to Rangers boss Steven Gerrard

Rangers fans are gearing up for an international fortnight of Steven Gerrard links to Premier League Aston Villa as reports intensify around the Ibrox manager.

Villa are on the hunt for a new manager and are said to want to appoint one sharpish with Steven Gerrard a big name on the shortlist for the struggling side [Telegraph].

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has been heavily linked with a move to Aston Villa. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The entire thing is made more complex by the role of Villa CEO Christian Purslow who is well acquainted with Gerrard from his Liverpool days and has been complimentary of the Ibrox manager in the past.


The story is now dominating news wheels north and south of the border as plenty suggest Gerrard could leave whilst others insist he has unfinished business at Rangers.

But whilst others like Roberto Martinez and Ralph Hasenhuttl continue to be linked, it’s the Rangers boss’ name which has most piqued the interest of bluenoses.

Ibrox supporters clearly do not want to see their manager leave with a feeling that there are still a few stages to go before the club’s rebuild from the ruins of 2012 are complete.

But how have the links been received down south amongst an Aston Villa support eager to see their side climb up the Premier League table?

Aston Villa fans don’t seem to want Rangers manager Steven Gerrard as new boss

Out of all the managers linked to the role at Villa Park, Gerrard stands out as the name at the very least being the most discussed by Villains fans.

But whilst some would like to see the Liverpool legend take the reigns in Birmingham, others are sceptical and point to the manager’s record in Scotland.

However it’s clear that over the piece most Villa fans who’ve taken to Twitter on the subject DON’T want Stevie G as their next manager:



Many of the Aston Villa fans want the likes of Paolo Fonseca, Lucien Favre or even Zinedine Zidane and whilst linking Gerrard gets easy clicks, he’s not a popular choice south of the border.

So whilst a lot of those names might be pipe dreams – even with Villa’s billionaire owners – Rangers boss Steven Gerrard isn’t even that much of a wanted man at Villa Park.

One of the Ibrox manager’s biggest Liverpool allies has also branded Aston Villa a “great move” when asked about potential Gerrard interest.

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