Aston Villa are moving forward in efforts to sign Rangers chief honcho Steven Gerrard and an outcome in expected in the next hours.
Villa are taking advantage of the global break to think about their best course of action however they hope to have a manager set up for the home game against Brighton on 20 November.
It looks likely that unless roadblocks arise, previous Liverpool and England chief Gerrard, 41, will be in control for that game.
Former manager Dean Smith was sacked on Sunday after a run of five consecutive league routs.
Gerrard Gets His Head To The Top Of The List
Belgium chief Roberto Martinez was also considered in the plans that Villa wished up, however Gerrard has consistently been the top choice and endeavors to settle an arrangement will increase before the end of the week.
Gerrard’s work in renewing Scotland heavy wights Rangers and securing the Scottish title in 2021 from Celtic – who had won it for every one of the past nine seasons – has caught the attention Villa’s owners and put his name firmly at the top of their list.
He is appreciated and massively respected by Villa CEO Christian Purslow, who knows him well from his time at Liverpool.
While Gerrard has for quite some time been seen eventually taking the lead at Anfield, the prospect of a move back to the Premier League with a steady, motivated club is an enticing one.
In the event that the previous midfielder makes the move to Villa Park, it will be a harsh hit to Rangers, who put their confidence in Gerrard by giving him his first major coaching post in 2018.