Steven Gerrard, one of England’s greatest football player, retires from the sport after 19 years. But actually, he will not be out of it. He will be pursuing a new role in the game.
The player has been rumored to coach Liverpool. Although he did not disclose future plans, he explains he wants time to consider his options.
Rumors also linked him with the manager’s job at League One side MK Dons. Gerrard notes that the opportunity came “too soon” for him.
On the other hand, he promised he will make an announcement “very soon.” “I am excited about the future,” he tells BBC.
Liverpool Door Open to Gerrard
Interestingly, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp refused to confirm the rumor. “When something is announced then we will talk,” Klopp quips. The German took over the Reds in October 2015. The door remains open for Gerrard, he points out.
Liverpool would support Gerrard’s career shift, Klopp promised. At the same, he hints at the possibility of the midfielder joining the Premier League club.
“It is clear that one day in the future there will be something to announce. That is pretty sure too,” he adds.
Steven Gerrard played 710 times for the Reds, winning nine trophies. In 2015, he joined the MLS side LA Galaxy.
Midfielder Getting Uefa A Coaching License
The 36-year-old midfielder says he feels lucky he experienced many highlights in his career. Gerrard is England’s fourth most-capped player at 114. He also served as captain at three of the six major tournaments where he played.
“I fulfilled my childhood dream by pulling on the famous red shirt of Liverpool,” he adds. He played over 700 games for Liverpool.
Former manager Gerard Houllier made him Liverpool captain in 2003. He led the team to success in the Champions League in 2005. The midfielder scored the first goal, helping the team to recover from 3-0 down at half-time. The Reds beat AC Milan on penalties in Istanbul.
Gerrard plans to acquire a Uefa A coaching license. Other rumors link him to Celtic and Newcastle United.