Despite having just one win from their opening six league games Steven Gerrard is seemingly safe as things stand in the Villa hot seat, although more poor results could see the heat crank up on the boss.
There have already been two managerial casualties in the Premier League, despite only one team having fewer points than Villa in the league, and therefore, Gerrard has been speaking out about how he’s the man to turn things around at Villa Park amidst some top out of work managers such as Thomas Tuchel and Pochettino.
Ornstein, while not linking Pochettino to the Villa job directly, insisted that the Argentine wouldn’t discount taking up the job if it became vacant.
“Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris at Aston Villa are as ambitious as any of those clubs, and they’ve got the history as a European Cup winner. I don’t think somebody like Mauricio Pochettino, I’m not trying to link him to this job in any way, I don’t think he would discount an Aston Villa.”
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It would be an interesting step for Pochettino to make if the Villa job was to become available given his last two jobs have been with Champions League clubs in the form of Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain.
So, dropping down to a Villa side who, as things stand, are in the thick of a relegation battle, would be a huge gamble for him and his managerial credentials, having won three trophies with the French side in little over a year.
The poor run of form may well spur Gerrard on to prove people wrong which he certainly did last weekend when his Villa side picked up a point against the champions of England in Manchester City.