Steven Gerrard talks about what next on his return to England
LA Galaxy have confirmed that Steven Gerrard is to leave the club after two seasons in the MLS.
Rumours have been rife in recent days about where he could end up next.
Both media and bookmakers have gone with past associations, suggesting that a return to Liverpool could be on the cards, or alternatively a link-up with former managers Brendan Rodgers at Celtic, or Rafa Benitez at Newcastle.
Steven Gerrard has confirmed that he has already had offers both on and off the pitch but that he hasn’t made a final decision as yet.
As a free agent he could now sign straight away for anybody without having to wait for the January transfer window but the former England international says he is first going to spend time with his family before committing to anywhere new.
Turning 37 in May 2017, you can’t imagine he can intend to keep playing for too much longer.
I had never really considered a move to Newcastle as an option for him but if Steven Gerrard does have any serious ambitions in terms of being a Manager, then working and learning under Rafa Benitez as well as being part of the United playing squad, could just possibly attract him.
As he leaves the club, Steven Gerrard spoke to Galaxy TV about what is going to happen next:
“Although I am going back to England to live, it is certainly not the end of me in football terms.
“I have got a lot of things to consider over the coming weeks and months, I am sure I’ll be back involved in the game.
“I have got options on the pitch, off the pitch, a lot of thinking to do over the next two or three weeks.
“I’m not ready to make a decision or finalise anything that I’m going to be doing moving forward.
“What I will say is that I’m going home to spend some time with my family and basically go over my options, then decide what the best next challenge is for me.”
In a previous interview, when asked about who was the best manager he’d ever worked with, Steven Gerrard said:
“Rafa Benitez. Tactically the best.
“Just in general, setting a team up to play, to deliver the Champions League with the team that we won it with was a miracle and Rafa was a big part of that. He was incredible.”
If you would like to feature on The Mag, submit your article to [email protected]