Sources: Steven Gerrard 'very keen' on Leeds United job after latest twist
Steven Gerrard is “very keen” on taking the Leeds United hot seat to replace sacked boss Jesse Marsch, sources have told Football Insider.
Those with knowledge of the 42-year-old’s situation have revealed that the former Aston Villa manager would jump at the chance to return to Premier League management with the Yorkshire giants.
Leeds are now considering Gerrard as an alternative after moves for three currently-employed managers from their initial shortlist all failed.
The Premier League club had previously kept tabs on Gerrard during his time with Rangers as he re-established the Ibrox club as a force in Scottish and European football.
He was seen as top target on a few occasions when former manager Marcelo Bielsa was negotiating contract extensions and his future was up in the air.
He left for Aston Villa in November 2021 – months after winning the Scottish Premiership title with the Gers.
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The former Liverpool midfielder failed to make a similar impression at Villa Park in his first Premier League job.
Gerrard was sacked in October 2022 after just 11 months in charge having overseen six defeats in 11 league games.
Leeds sacked Marsch on Monday (6 February) and have seen three approaches for a potential replacement knocked back.
Football Insider revealed on 8 February that West Brom boss Carlos Corberan chose to sign a new deal with the Baggies after only being offered an 18-month contract at Elland Road.
Meanwhile, a move for Rayo Vallecano’s Andoni Iraola has been blocked by the La Liga high-flyers – and Feyenoord boss Arne Slot has chosen to remain with the Eredivisie leaders.
Leeds sit outside the Premier League relegation zone by just one point ahead of their home meeting with rivals Man United on Sunday (12 February).
Marsch was dismissed after failing to oversee a top-flight win since the mid-season World Cup break.
The Yorkshire outfit have spent big to overhaul their squad this season, with a reported outlay of £129million on no fewer than 10 new arrivals.
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