Aston Villa: 50 y/o title winner 'would seriously think about' job at Villa Park

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Aston Villa could make an eye-catching appointment if Steven Gerrard is sacked as Mauricio Pochettino ‘would have to seriously think about’ taking over at Villa Park, according to journalist Dean Jones.

The Midlands giants spent more than £60million on bolstering Gerrard’s squad during the summer transfer window, but performances and results have been underwhelming.

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Speaking on the Overlap Review, The Athletic journalist David Ornstein revealed Pochettino ‘would consider’ taking charge of a club outside of the Premier League’s top six if he perceived it to be the ‘right project’.

Ornstein also claimed the ambition of Villa’s owners, along with the fact they have won numerous trophies over the years, would result in the Argentinian being unwilling to discount a move to the Midlands.

Pochettino has been without a job since he was sacked by French giants Paris Saint-Germain, fresh from winning the Ligue 1 title, during the summer.

It is understood that the 50-year-old was under consideration to take over at Chelsea after the west Londoners sacked Thomas Tuchel last week.

However, the Blues ended up heading to Brighton & Hove Albion and taking Graham Potter off their hands instead of going for Pochettino, who has previously managed Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton in the Premier League.

What has Dean Jones said about Pochettino?

Jones believes Pochettino is receptive to offers and would consider his options if Villa were to put forward the idea of replacing Gerrard in the dugout.

The journalist feels the lack of vacancies, along with their impressive history and backing, could play into the Midlands club’s hands if they look to persuade the ex-Espanyol chief into signing on the dotted line.

Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “I think Pochettino has to be open-minded, himself, about his next job now.

“A club like Villa – which has plenty of room for elevation, a great fanbase and a lot of history – is a club he would have to seriously think about at the moment, given that there aren’t that many jobs out there.”

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Is Gerrard under pressure at Villa?

Gerrard was appointed as Villa’s head coach last November and quickly outlined that his long-term goal is to lead the club back into Europe.

However, the 42-year-old has led his current employers to more defeats than victories since arriving at the helm.

Villa have only registered one Premier League win since the new campaign got underway last month and there have been suggestions that Gerrard’s future is in doubt.

Ornstein has hinted that a number of Premier League clubs are mulling over whether to make a managerial change during the upcoming international break, with Villa being one of them.

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