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Former Three Lions Captain Steven Gerrard Offered England Coaching Role, Talks With The FA Set to Begin

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Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is expected to hold talks with FA over a possibility of stepping into a coaching role in the national team set-up, according to Foottheball sources.

Gerrard will also be consulted by the FA on who he thinks should succeed Roy Hodgson as England manager.

Following Roy Hodgson’s resignation as Three Lions manager after England’s humiliating loss to Iceland at the Euro 2016 in France, the Football Association is left with a tough job to fill in the void.

After England’s disappointing show at the 2014 World Cup and the recent Euro 2016 exit, FA have taken matters seriously and reports suggest that they have now shifted their attention towards 36-year old Steven Gerard for offering him a coaching role in the national team set-up.

Gerrard left Liverpool in 2015 after a 28-year long journey with the club. However before hanging up his boots the former Liverpool captain had said that he would like to step into a coaching role with the FA or Liverpool in the future.

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Gerrard is now at his last season at MLS club La Galaxy and has admitted that his playing career will come to an end by the end of this year.

He said in January: “I’m not 100 per cent sure but I think it will probably be my last year as a player.

“I have had a chat with [Liverpool manager Jurgen] Klopp. I haven’t had an offer as such, but the club have let me know they are keen for me to come back.

“I am always going to be biased towards Liverpool and the FA and basically, when I am back home, I am going to carry on with my punditry work and try and move around clubs and gain more experience, going to watch managers and learning more.

“I am basically available from November, December 2016. Everyone in the football world will know I am available and hopefully I will be 75 per cent into my coaching badges.”

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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