Steven Gerrard’s eventual appointment into an official capacity to Liverpool is one step closer, writes Melissa Reddy in Goal.
Our legendary former captain will still join the club as a youth coach next year, but he will not directly replace Michael Beale as the U23 coach.
Beale is set to join Sao Paulo as Rogerio Ceni’s assistant manager in a mighty interesting career move, but Gerrard is not taking his job.
Instead, he’ll take up a floating position working across all age groups – although a contract has yet to be drawn up.
This means a new U23 coach will either be appointed from within or hired externally.
Interestingly, Gerrard’s role with Liverpool will likely also include work for the FA, with England desperate to nurture his development as a coach as well.
Expect in early 2017, Gerrard’s official appointment to be announced.
It’s going to be absolutely wonderful for our youngsters to work under the guidance of one of the greatest midfielders ever to play the game.