It was always going to be a shock if Steven Gerrard decided to become the manager of MK Dons, especially so soon after leaving America.
The Liverpool legend has, in fact, turned down the offer, triggering further speculation over his next move.
While discussing his reasoning behind rejecting the role, he told BT Sport, via the Guardian: “I’m just taking a bit of time to consider what’s next, exciting times moving forward.”
“I spoke to MK Dons. I had a chat with the chairman, it’s a very exciting job for somebody else but it’s a bit soon for me. But it’s true, I did speak to them.”
It takes a monumental effort not to be overly excited by the prospect of Gerrard returning to Liverpool in the near future.
Whether it is now, at the end of the season or even in a year or two, he will be welcomed home with open arms.
A combination of Jurgen Klopp and Gerrard on the Liverpool coaching team, is something we can dream about but something we could also potentially see, one day.
There’s no doubting that our former skipper has what it takes to be a manager. Someone of his footballing ability, with his experience at the highest level and the leadership qualities he possesses, has it in them to lead a team to success.
A return to Melwood might not be the right move for him at the moment but, rest assured, he will be back, all in good time.