Aston Villa could appoint Gerrard as manager by the end of the week

Aston Villa are close to naming Steven Gerrard as their new manager with an appointment possible by the end of this week. Gerrard has been the No 1 target for owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens and chief executive Christian Purslow ever since Dean Smith was sacked last Sunday. Rangers would be owed about £2.5million in compensation for the former Liverpool and England captain, with negotiations over salary and length of contract expected to proceed smoothly once he and Villa were granted permis…

Original Source: Yahoo!

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