Leeds news: Steven Gerrard backed for surprise return

By Alan Hutton

5th Jun, 2023 | 1:26pm

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Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has been backed to take over at Leeds United.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Rangers and Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton said Gerrard will feel he is capable of taking Leeds back to the Premier League.

According to the Sun (31 May), the former Villa boss is a possibility to take over at Elland Road following their relegation to the Championship.

The 43-year-old was previously in charge of Rangers before leaving for Villa Park.

Gerrard was relieved of his duties earlier this season and replaced by Unai Emery and is currently out of work.

Leeds are in search of a new boss after confirming the departure of Sam Allardyce following his four-game tenure where he failed to keep the Whites in the top flight.

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When asked if Gerrard is up to the challenge, Hutton told Football Insider:I think he will feel that he is more than capable of doing that.

Do I think he can? Of course. This is a guy that now has a little bit of experience, has been at a big club with the pressure and everything that comes with it.

Aston Villa are a massive football club, that did not quite work out.

Leeds are a huge football team and you would like to think that if they can hold on to most of their players they will have an opportunity to come back up.

It is relentless down there so it will be difficult but it is probably something he will feel he can go and do so I am sure he is hungry to get back in.

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