Thomas Tuchel and Mauricio Pochettino engage in arm wrestling to succeed Gerrard

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The news fell late last night. After the new defeat on the lawn of Fulham (3-0) Thursday evening during this 12th day of the Premier League, Aston Villa has decided to separate from Steven Gerrard. “We would like to thank Steven for his hard work and commitment and wish him well for the future”, continues the press release. The legendary former Liverpool midfielder lasted 11 months at the helm of the English club.

The adventure had however started very well. It was urgent to take points after a bad start to last season. The departure of Jack Grealish left traces following a promising 2020/2021 financial year. The arrival of Gerrard on the bench, reinforced by an ambitious winter transfer window (Coutinho, Digne), restored order and the results quickly started to rise again. Spring was a little more complicated and unfortunately for the Villans, this start of the season as well.

Villa is ready to splurge

Gerrard ended up being fired but the ambitions of the Birmingham club are still intact. The current 17th in the Premier League is determined to put in great effort to afford a first-class coach and even to receive “one of the highest salaries in Europe”to use the terms of Daily mail. According to the English daily, the match will be played between two former PSG technicians: Mauricio Pochettino and Thomas Tuchel.

The name of the Argentinian has already been mentioned and remains the priority, he who has been free since leaving France. He is therefore in competition with the one who held the position before him in Paris. The German manager is also currently without a club after being fired from Chelsea in September. Both men have ambitions to continue their careers in England but they arguably aspire to find the better situation than a club struggling to survive in the Premier League. Finally, pay attention to the rating of Thomas Frank, Brentford coach, who is slowly climbing.

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