‘I wonder if Jamie Carragher is gonna protect Steven Gerrard like Gary Neville protects Solskjaer…’: Micah Richards aims gentle dig at his fellow Sky Sports pundits after Liverpool legend was appointed Aston Villa manager
- Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard appointed Aston Villa manager on Thursday
- Micah Richards wonders if fellow pundit Jamie Carragher will protect Gerrard
- Gary Neville admitted he won’t call for ‘mate’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be sacked
Micah Richards tweeted what everyone else was thinking after Steven Gerrard was appointed as Aston Villa’s new manager on Thursday.
Richards and his fellow Sky Sports pundits Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville waste no time in mocking each other on Twitter as well as on TV.
So when the appointment of the Liverpool legend was confirmed by Villa, former Man City defender and Sportsmail columnist Richards took aim at Carragher, Gerrard’s great friend and former vice-captain at Anfield.
(L-R) Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville share a joke while on punditry duty for Sky Sports
Micah Richards has questioned whether Carragher will ‘protect’ Gerrard from criticism
He tweeted: ‘I wonder if is @Carra23 is gonna protect Gerrard like @GNev2 protects Solskjaer… but that’s not my business.’
Richards was of course referring to Neville admitting that he refuses to call for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be sacked by Manchester United because he is his ‘mate’.
Carragher has repeatedly called Neville out on that fact as he instead has told United to get rid of Solskjaer, but he may now find himself in an awkward position with a friend of his in a Premier League managerial role.
Micah Richards’ mischievous tweet after Gerrard named as the new Aston Villa manager
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard was unveiled as the new Aston Villa manager on Thursday
Gerrard has signed a two-and-a-half year contract with Villa after leaving Rangers, who he guided to their first Scottish Premiership title in 10 years in May.
Richards spent four years at Aston Villa from 2015 to 2019 before retiring due to persistent knee problems.