Aston Villa: NSWE position on Steven Gerrard emerges at Villa Park

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard is not currently in danger of being sacked, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

Gerrard’s team were booed off against West Ham on Sunday after suffering their third defeat in four Premier League games this season, which leaves them just one point above the relegation zone.

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Following their 14th place finish last term, coupled with the £50m they’ve spent in the transfer market, the pressure was on Gerrard to deliver at Villa Park.

GiveMeSport Transfer Update With Dean Jones
GiveMeSport Transfer Update With Dean Jones

And so far, the ex-Liverpool midfielder is badly struggling for results, with his Villa side sitting on just three points from four games.

Having suffered an opening day defeat to Bournemouth, they bounced back by beating Everton to get up and running the following week.

But defeats to Crystal Palace and West Ham have cranked up the pressure on Gerrard, whose side are at the wrong end of the Premier League table despite a favourable set of fixtures in August.

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Regardless, with Gerrard less than 10 months into his reign as Villa boss, Jones doesn’t think that he’s in a position where he could lose his job.

What did Jones say about Gerrard?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “His job is not under threat at the moment, but the fans aren’t happy.

The board just aren’t going to sack him at this point, the relationship it just too tight.”

Can Gerrard turn things around?

While Jones states that Gerrard’s job isn’t under threat, the pressure could increase even further in the days ahead.

That’s because Villa’s next two games are away to Arsenal and at home to Manchester City, with the form of those two pointing towards another two defeats.

Should that prove the case, Villa will almost certainly be inside the relegation zone after six games and Gerrard might be seriously starting to fear for his job.

Furthermore, Football Insider claim that Villa have a ‘strong interest’ in Brighton & Hove Albion boss Graham Potter, while ex-Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is also a top target for the Villa Park club.

The report claims that NSWE will not hesitate to relieve Gerrard of his duties if results don’t improve quickly, which means the weeks before the international break could prove crucial in the 42-year-old’s managerial career.

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