By Will Butcher
Jamie Carragher has revealed that he expects Steven Gerrard to be in a managerial role soon after the Liverpool legend reportedly rejected League One outfit MK Dons.
The BBC claimed that Carragher’s former Liverpool teammate had turned down the chance to manage MK Dons, despite entering talks with the Dons after confirming that he would leave MLS side LA Galaxy.
Speaking after West Brom’s emphatic 4-0 win against Burnley on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football Programme, Carragher claimed that Gerrard could be in a job withing six to 12 months.
“I think its too early, maybe six months or 12 months down the line he will be ready to enter management,” Carragher said. “I don’t think hes ready yet, he needs to get his coaching badges. But I think it’s great that he’s getting his name out there.
“He was in the States, he’s only just got back. It would have been a big move for him and his family and I think he would have been a good appointment. It will only be a matter of time before he comes into management.”
It is unclear whether Gerrard will officially hang up his playing boots, as Inter Milan have reportedly approached the former Liverpool and England captain.
Gerrard, who is third in Liverpool’s all-time appearance records behind Carragher and Ian Callaghan, is one of three Premier League veterans to confirm they will leave the MLS along with Robbie Keane and Frank Lampard.
The 36-year-old made 19 appearances for the Galaxy during his time in America, scoring three goals.
History will remember Gerrard as one of Liverpool’s all-time greats, possibly behind only Kenny Dalglish in the list of the finest players to wear the club’s shirt.
In other Liverpool news, Tottenham are set to enter a two-way battle with Jurgen Klopp’s side for this European star.