Steven Gerrard would ‘definitely consider’ quitting Rangers for Aston Villa if the Premier League job became available.
That’s according to former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Gerrard’s future.
Last week this site revealed that Villa Chief executive Christian Purslow is said to have a “strong interest” in luring Gerrard to the Midlands with Dean Smith’s long-term future far from secure.
Phillips insists that Smith should be safe after the work he’s done with the Villains this season but that Gerrard would consider taking his job if that became an option.
When asked if a club like Aston Villa is an attractive prospect to Gerrard, Phillips told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, “Of course it is, Villa are a massive club.
“I’m very surprised that Gerrard’s been mentioned while Dean Smith is still there, they’re doing very well this season, why would you even look to replace him?
“It’s a big challenge for Stevie to come to Villa and what could he do that Smith can’t do?
“At Rangers, he has a bright future but at the moment, Smith is a safe pair of hands for Villa.
“If that job was made available then Gerrard would definitely consider it I’m sure, because we all know Aston Villa are a big club in world football.”
Gerrard wrote himself into Ibrox legend this season as he wrestled the Scottish Premiership title back from Celtic and stopped the Hoops winning a fabled tenth title in a row.
The season could get even better for the Gers as they are still in the Scottish Cup and the possibility of an unbeaten league season looms.