Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has been under some pressure in recent weeks due to the shaky results that his side have managed to pick up in the Premier League so far this season.

So much so that other managers have been mentioned in reports with the head coach role at the Midlands club should Gerrard find himself getting the sack.

However, it seems as though some behind-the-scenes details have emerged regarding one figure that has been linked with the role at Villa Park.

According to a recent report from Football Insider, Mauricio Pochettino has doubts about potentially taking the job at Villa Park due to the current crop of players in the squad.

On that point, the report then adds that the Argentine “fears they will not be able to adapt to his high-intensity playing style that demands huge energy and pressing from the front.”

After managing Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur where he managed to rack up 183 wins across 353 games in all competitions, the 50-year-old took charge of Paris Saint-Germain where he won 56 of the 84 games he had with the French club.

This shows the experience he has of not only managing in the Premier League but also of coaching top players such as Lionel Messi, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Harry Kane among others.

Taking into account how only three clubs have racked up fewer pressures in the attacking third of the pitch in the league this season than Villa (288), it’s easy to see why Pochettino may have some concerns over the current attacking players at the club and their ability to press their opponents.

Moving forward, if the Villa hierarchy do decide to get rid of Gerrard and bring Pochettino in, they may have to convince him that they would be willing to bring in the players that he thinks would be best suited to playing in his team.