By Emma Sanders

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard could become the next manager of MK Dons, according to a report.

BBC Sport claim the club have been in contact with Gerrard after it was revealed the midfielder will be leaving Los Angeles following a spell with MLS side, LA Galaxy.

The 36 year-old has not yet revealed whether he will retire from playing football though and should he take up the managerial role, it may not mean the end of his playing career.

MK Dons sacked Karl Robinson on October 23 after a run of poor form saw MK Dons slump down to 21st in League One.

According to the report, Gerrard is one of a number of candidates who are being considered for the role, though he would perhaps be the most sensational appointment.

The midfielder has not had any previous experience apart from a small coaching role within the Liverpool academy prior to his move to America.

As well as the latest report linking him to the MK Dons’ vacant managerial role, Gerrard has been linked with moves to Celtic, Newcastle and former club Liverpool.

He made 710 appearances for the Reds in total during a 17-year career and many fans are hoping he completes his UEFA A coaching licence before returning to his beloved Merseyside club.

Football Insider verdict:

Gerrard’s inexperience could be exploited in League One and the former Liverpool skipper would do better to gain experience in a smaller coaching role before taking up sole responsibility of a team. Liverpool would be a perfect opportunity to gain that experience and Jurgen Klopp has made it clear he will be welcome so we think that should be his next move.

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