Gerrard reveals Liverpool management aim
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has revealed his dream once he finishes playing is to become manager of the Anfield club, the Daily Telegraph has reported.
Gerrard also told a magazine interview that he was actively preparing for the day when he no longer plays by taking his coaching badges over the next year. The England captain will be 34 when his current Liverpool contract expires and while he aims to continue playing for as long as possible, is putting in place a post-playing career.
“The dream come true would be to manage Liverpool, when the Liverpool job becomes available,” Gerrard told twentyfour7. “There are world-class managers there ready already but we’ll have to wait and see. It would be the icing on the cake. When you get to a certain age, my age, you need to start thinking seriously about a life after football.
“I just signed a one-year extension, I need to start planning for the future. I am planning on doing my badges and qualifications over the next 12 months, the Reds skipper said.
At club level Gerrard has played under the likes of Gerard Houllier, Rafael Benitez, Roy Hodgson and now Brendan Rodgers, while his international career has been guided by Sven Goran-Eriksson, Fabio Capello and Hodgson, and Gerrard says he has tried to learn from the managers with which he has worked.
“I’ve been studying all the managers since I was a young age, the sessions they do and the tactics, making notes on things, because I love the game,” he said. “When my playing days are over I’d love to stay involved. Whether that’s a coach or manager, I’ll start my coaching badges.”
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