Aston Villa are in a good position, we have great owners, a fresh new face, plenty left in the season to play for and I have full faith.
We have a squad that can compete – before the season started, everybody was optimistic! The day we signed Danny Ings I thought…you know what, we’ll be ok. Nothing has changed.
Remember, we’ve witnessed what this squad can do under Dean Smith, but that doesn’t mean that under new coaching, a new position or under different instructions, some players can do really well under Steven Gerrard and maybe find that consistency that has been previously missing.
From what I know of his management approach, he seems to demand hard work and professionalism – that’s all we need! If he can solve confidence and fitness issues, he’s halfway there.
If he can also see the glaring hole in the middle of midfield, and fills it in the January transfer window, again – he’s doing well.
He’ll be given a transfer kitty, and his name will do better with it than perhaps Smith could.
Gerrard is a winner, both as a player and a manager. The old firm derby and Europe, are experiences not to be sniffed at! Smith did not even have those credentials…Howe doesn’t have those credentials in fact and he’s seen as some kind of messiah.
I won’t write him off. I’m optimistic.
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