Steven Gerrard gives very clear verdict on joining Leeds United after club ‘fail’ to lure three targets

by | 12 February, 2023 | EPL News

Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard

Former Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard would reportedly be ‘very keen’ to join Leeds United following the club’s decision to sack Jesse Marsch.

Leeds have been without a manager since Marsch was sacked at the start of this week. The American was dismissed after around a year in charge at Elland Road.

He helped the Yorkshire outfit avoid relegation last season but they are without a win in eight games in the Premier League. The final straw that led to Marsch being sacked was last weekend’s 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest.

Following their 2-2 draw against Man Utd in midweek, Leeds are 16th in the Premier League but they are just one point clear of the bottom three.

Leeds were initially keen to appoint former assistant Carlos Corberan, but he has opted to commit his future to West Brom by signing a new contract until 2027. Rayo Vallecano’s Andoni Iraola and Feyenoord’s Arne Slot have also been targeted.

Football Insider are reporting that their move for Iraola was ‘blocked’ by the Spanish outfit, while Slot has ‘chosen to remain’ in the Netherlands.

After these three ‘failures’, Leeds United are ‘considering Gerrard as an alternative’. He has been out of work since he was sacked by Aston Villa last November.

The Liverpool legend previously did a great job at Rangers as he helped them win the Scottish Premiership. But his spell at Villa was largely below-par before he was replaced by Unai Emery.