By Paul Robinson

7th Nov, 2021 | 3:49pm

Aston Villa could seal 'amazing' Gerrard appointment after Purslow reveal - pundit

Steven Gerrard should not leave Rangers to fill the vacant manager’s position at Aston Villa, according to his ex-teammate Paul Robinson.

The former Spurs and England goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the timing is not right for the 41-year-old to move to Villa Park.

Aston Villa announced today that Dean Smith had been relieved of his duties.

Football Insider revealed on April 8th chief executive Christian Purslow is said to have a “strong interest” in luring Gerrard to the Midlands club.

Gerrard’s contract at Ibrox runs until the end of May 2024.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his thoughts on Gerrard replacing Smith, Robinson said: “I don’t think that is the right job for him right now given the timing of it.

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“There is no doubt in anybody’s mind that one day he will leave Rangers and come to the Premier League. It is only a matter of time.

“But, right now, in the middle of the season to Aston Villa, who are struggling, I cannot see it happening. It is not the right move for him in my opinion.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if Aston Villa try to get him though. He has done an amazing job at Rangers.”

Gerrard has won 123 of his 191 games in charge of the Gers.

He led the club to the Scottish Premiership title last season.

In other news, Whelan has swiped at an Aston Villa star who is letting McGinn down after Southampton loss.