Former Chelsea midfielder, Joe Cole believes Steve Gerrard has taking a big risk moving to Aston Villa.
The Liverpool legend was appointed by the Premier League club yesterday and has agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal with Villa.
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Providing his take on this move, Cole told Coral: “It’s very brave from Stevie. You know, talking to some Glaswegian friends of mine, he is a God up there. What he’s gone and done, stopping Celtic winning the title for the 10th time and winning the league.
“He brought glory back to Rangers and he’s left a place where he’s an absolute hero and he’s gone for a huge challenge.
“The Aston Villa job is a huge challenge. I watched them play the other night against Southampton and I felt so sorry for Dean Smith because I think he’s done a brilliant job. But there was something missing.”
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