Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is reportedly on the radar of Premier League club Aston Villa with the owners looking to appoint a big name manager that will attract quality signings to the club.

The Villa interest in Rangers FC of Scotland manager Steven Gerrard was revealed by Football Insider. On the possibility of the Rangers boss taking over at Villa Park, ex-Premier League striker Kevin Philips said the former European champions are in a safe pair of hands with Dean Smith before adding that Steven Gerrard has a bright future ahead of him at Rangers.

Gerrard has done a magnificent job since taking the Rangers job some three years ago. He was the Liverpool u-18 coach before his appointment as Rangers manager and the ex-Reds skipper has been able to lead the club to the Scottish Premiership title this season without a single defeat. In addition, the former England national team captain led Rangers to the round of 16 in the Europa League before they were knocked out by Slavia Prague of Czech Republic. The second leg of their round of 16 tie was marred by racist accusations.

For Villa, they are still in the hunt for the Europa League and Champions League places but their hopes are getting thinner by the day due to their poor form which has seen them win just two of their last nine games in the league.

Their last match in the league ended in a 2-1 defeat at Liverpool despite taking a first half lead. Liverpool came back to win the game with two goals in the second half courtesy joint leading goalscorer Mohamed Salah who has 19 goals with Spurs striker Harry Kane and Trent Alexander-Arnold, who has found some form since being dropped for the last England squad by manager Gareth Southgate.

As things stand on the league standings, Villa are in 11th position with 44 points and they are 11 points from West Ham United in the final and fourth Champions League place. Seventh position might likely be enough for Europa League football and they are five points off that as well. They have played a game less than the majority of their rivals for a place in Europe.