Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard will not be “that worried” about recent rumours linking the West Midlands club with an approach for former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino.
That is according to transfer insider Dean Jones, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the latest news from Villa Park.
According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, who was speaking on the Overlap Review, Pochettino could potentially consider a move to Villa Park if the opportunity to manage the West Midlands giants became available.
This came just days after Football Insider revealed that Gerrard was under pressure at Villa, and that the club’s American owners will not be afraid to sack the former Rangers manager if results don’t improve.
However, Jones believes that the current Villa boss won’t be worried about rumours about Pochettino being linked to the job, and will have belief in himself to improve the current situation at the club.
“Steven Gerrard won’t be that worried.
“He’s got complete faith in his own ability as a coach and a manager to turn things around.
“But while that’s the case, like there’s no doubt he’s going to be under scrutiny after the international break, and that he has to start producing results.”
TIF Thoughts on Jones’ comments
Whilst Gerrard himself may not be too worried about the security of his job, we feel that the Liverpool legend was on thin ice but the Villans’ win over Southampton may just have secured him some breathing space.
Since taking on the job in November 2021, the Scottish Premiership winning manager has won 12 and lost 16 of the 34 Premier League games he has taken charge of according to the Premier League website, suggesting that he needs a quick turnaround of fortunes to overturn that record.
We therefore feel that whilst the Whiston-born manager may seem relaxed about his future, he himself will know that this form can only last for so long.