English Premiership

Too soon to become a manager, Gerrard confirms

2016-11-24 13:42
Steven Gerrard.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard admits it’s too early for him to take the step into football management.

Gerrard is considering his options after his departure from MLS outfit LA Galaxy, and the 36-year-old has confirmed that he did hold talks with English third division outfit MK Dons over their vacant manager position.

The League One strugglers wanted to appoint Gerrard after sacking boss Karl Robinson last month, but the ex-England captain decided that he wasn’t ready to step into the dug-out.

"I spoke to them. I had a chat with the chairman. It's a very exciting job for someone else,” Gerrard told BT Sport.

"It's a bit soon for me. But it is true, I did speak to them.

"I'm just taking a bit of time to consider what's next. Exciting times moving forward."

Gerrard has also been linked with a return to Liverpool in a youth coaching capacity, while there remains a possibility that the midfielder could continue his playing career, despite struggling with injuries during his final few months at Galaxy.

Scottish side Celtic and Italian outfit Inter Milan have both been credited with an interest in signing the free agent.

Jamie Carragher believes it is just "a matter of time" before Gerrard becomes a manager.

Carragher reckoned the chance to manage at Milton Keynes came too soon for his close friend, but added the 36-year-old former Liverpool and England skipper will move into coaching soon enough.


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