Steven Gerrard has hung up his playing boots after having made over 700 appearances for Liverpool and won 9 pieces of silverware including the UEFA Champions League as well as many other major trophies.
“I fulfilled my childhood dream by pulling on the famous red shirt of Liverpool, and when I made my debut against Blackburn Rovers in November 1998 I could never have imagined what would then follow over the next 18 years. I feel lucky to have experienced so many wonderful highlights over the course of my career. I have had an incredible career and am thankful for each and every moment of my time at Liverpool, England and LA Galaxy,’’ Steven Gerrard said after having announced his retirement from football.
The question that is starting to rise now is in relation to the future of Steven Gerrard as rumors and reports are linking the 35 year old Englishman with a number of potential clubs that Gerrard might be joining in the near future but not as a player and instead as a coach.
Former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has said that he would be delighted to work alongside Steven Gerrard and have him in Newcastle United as the door is opened for the recent retiree who might be interested in taking up a managerial position in Newcastle or another club.
If Steven Gerrard would like to start earning his coaching badges, Rafael Benitez stated that Newcastle United has their doors opened for him.
After officially confirming his retirement from football, Steven Gerrard also went on to say that despite having retired, he still wants to continue playing a big role in the game in whatever capacity that may be. It’s likely that he will be making a return to Liverpool as a coach or any other kind of staff position that might help his former club in their quest of winning trophies.