Steven Gerrard wishes to become Liverpool manager in the future
All Liverpool fans must have dreamt of the day Steven Gerrard would enter the Anfield as the manager of LFC. Well, now Captain Fantastic has confirmed that the fire to become the boss of Liverpool burns bright inside him. In an interview to TwentyFour 7 Football magazine, Gerrard admitted he saw himself managing Liverpool in the future.
Gerrard, whose current contract with Liverpool ends in 2015, has announced he has no intentions of hanging up his boots anytime soon. Only last month the 33-year-old midfielder revealed he had plans of playing beyond the date of expiration on his contract. This means Gerrard might ink a new contract with the Reds this season.
The England captain made his first appearance for Liverpool in November 1998 and instantly became a cult-hero for the club. Since his debut Gerrard has scored 159 goals in a total of 634 appearances for Liverpool.
“The dream come true would be to manage Liverpool, when the Liverpool job becomes available,” Gerrard said. “There are world-class managers there ready already, but we’ll have to wait and see. It would be the icing on the cake.”
Gerrard nearly moved to Chelsea in the past, but now admits he made the right decision by showing loyalty to Liverpool. Following the retirement of vice-captain Jamie Carragher, Gerrard has become the club’s longest-serving player.
“When you get to a certain age, my age, you need to start thinking seriously about a life after football,” Gerrard added. “I am planning 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.
“I remember speaking to Jamie Carragher and he really fancied it -- but he’s decided media is what he wants to do. He can leave managing Liverpool to me!”
Just like Zinedine Zidane has joined Real Madrid after his retirement, Gerrard is expected to get his coaching badges and some experience before entering the managerial field. The Liverpool born and bred player will become an ambassador and capture a reputable position at the club before becoming the boss of Anfield.