Liverpool’s legendary former captain Steven Gerrard is today being linked with a role in the England coaching set-up.
The Metro, among others, are reporting the story, claiming the 36-year-old has been offered a role with the Three Lions.
England crashed out of Euro 2016 in embarrassing fashion earlier in the week, losing 2-1 to Iceland in the Last 16. Roy Hodgson quickly resigned (before he would have got the definite boot…) and now a national debate has emerged regarding his successor.
Gareth Southgate is the uninspiring favourite, while there’s whispers that Jurgen Klinsmann and Arsene Wenger are also in contention…
The FA though, sensibly, want the expertise of Gerrard to help solve the crisis England have got themselves into.
Our former skipper retired following the World Cup 2014 failure, and is currently seeing out his career in MLS with LA Galaxy, but he’ll surely remain in football when he decides to eventually hang up his boots.
Gerrard bagged 21 goals in 114 matches for his country, and is undeniably one of England’s greatest ever midfielders; although his managers often didn’t utilise him to maximum effect.
There’s no word yet as to whether the offer interests Gerrard, considering he’s still contracted to his franchise for the remainder of the calendar year.