Steven Gerrard is set to return in coaching but with national team


The unexpected front-runner to take over as Poland’s new head coach is Steven Gerrard.

After losing his job at Aston Villa, Steven Gerrard has spent the last two months regaining his energy. He also took advantage of the chance to spend Christmas with his family.

Given how events at Villa Park concluded, he will carefully assess his next course of action. After excelling at Rangers, where he helped them win the Scottish Premier League in 2021, Gerrard moved to the Midlands. But it’s unexpected that he might coach Poland to the 2024 European Championship.

The national federation had approached Gerrard about taking over for Czeslaw Michniewicz, whose contract was not renewed after Poland was eliminated from the World Cup by France in the round of 16, according to a report by the Polish daily Meczyki on Tuesday.

It’s also been said that Herve Renard, who oversaw Saudi Arabia during the World Cup, is a candidate.

According to reports, the Polish FA contacted Gerrard a few days ago, and the 42-year-old is currently considering the offer.

If he agreed, he would team up with Matty Cash, a right defender for Villa who was born in England and has 11 caps for Europe after obtaining a Polish passport.

Before he was named manager of Portugal this week, Roberto Martinez, formerly of Everton and most recently Belgium, was supposedly one of the candidates.

The Real Betis left-back Alex Moreno has flown in for a physical ahead of a £13 million transfer to the Midlands club, which is currently under the management of former Arsenal manager Unai Emery.

File photo dated 20-10-2022 of Steven Gerrard who always knew he would have to face up to the brutal part of being a manager when he took on the Aston Villa job, according to former team-mate Jamie Carragher. Issue date: Friday October 21, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story SOCCER Villa. Photo credit should read John Walton/PA Wire.

Villa are presently 11th in the league standings, 11 points outside of the playoff places and 7 points above the relegation zone.

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