The skipper is looking ahead to a career in the dug-out.
At 33-years-old there is no doubting that Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is in the twilight years of the midfielder’s career and the Englishman is looking to the future.
Having seen team-mate and vice-captain Jamie Carragher decide to hang up the defender’s boots this summer, Gerrard has one eye on the biggest job at Anfield when the skipper calls it a day on the pitch.
Having spent an entire playing career with the Reds the natural progression is of course for the England international to take up the manager’s role.
“The dream come true would be to manage Liverpool, when the job becomes available,” Gerrard was quoted in the Daily Express.
“When you get to a certain age – my age – you need to start thinking seriously about a life after football.
“I plan on doing my badges and qualifications over the next 12 months.
“I definitely see myself as a manager rather than a coach, but that could change,”
The midfield ace is set to captain the club for the 400th time against Swansea City next week and after 15 years and 11 trophies on Merseyside, Gerrard is considered one of the side’s true greats.
The path from playing to management is not always the preferred option for footballers, as shown by Carragher who instead of taking up a coaching role has instead opted to work in the media.
Whilst it used to be an unwritten rule that coaches had to be former players, the emergence of Jose Mourinho and later protege Andre Villas-Boas, has proved this not to be the case.
However, fans on the Kop would certainly welcome seeing club hero Gerrard in the dug-out above many others.
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