With Steven Gerrard set to leave MLS side LA Galaxy in December, his next move in football could be in the dugout with rumours circulating that he’s been in talks with MK Dons over the vacant manager’s role.
BBC Sport are reporting that the former England and Liverpool captain will retire from playing, should he land the role, where he would succeed Karl Robinson with the club currently 21st in League One.
There have been numerous rumours as to what his next move could be once his stint in Los Angeles comes to an end.
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A return to Liverpool in a coaching role looked a likely option, and Mark Lawrenson has stated that he hopes the Reds re-sign Gerrard as a player-coach.
Most recently, however, a surprising move to Celtic under Brendan Rodgers hit the headlines, while a reunion with Rafael Benitez – this time at Newcastle United - has also been speculated.
Gerrard himself has revealed that he has options on and off the pitch, and a first managerial job with The Dons could be too tempting to turn down, and hang up his boots in the process.
The club has a history of giving people their first management job in football, and Robinson was a perfect example of that when he joined the club at 29 years of age, making him the youngest manager in the Football League.
Should Gerrard be successful and bag the role, he’d be following in the footsteps of Paul Ince and Roberto di Matteo, both former footballers that graced the dugout at Stadium mk.
Gerrard is currently pursuing his UEFA A coaching licence, which is the second-highest qualification on offer, as the club are also looking at other suitable candidates, such as Steve Cotterill and former Queens Park Rangers boss, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.
Gerrard could potentially be the biggest name amongst the plethora of candidates, and it could either prove to be beneficial for both parties, or a huge risk for an MK Dons side looking to survive.
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