Gerrard 'dreams' of managing Reds
Steven Gerrard has told TwentyFour 7 Football magazine that he would love to manage Liverpool one day.
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The club captain, 33, signed a new contract during the summer that will keep him at Anfield as a player until 2015.
He hinted last month that he may yet continue his playing career beyond that.
But the midfielder, who made his Liverpool debut in November 1998 and is eighth on the club’s all-time appearance list, fancies a career in management.
England’s captain told TwentyFour 7 Football magazine: "The dream come true would be to manage Liverpool, when the Liverpool job becomes available.
"There are world-class managers there ready already, but we’ll have to wait and see. It would be the icing on the cake."
Gerrard, who has spent his entire career at Anfield, has acknowledged the need to think about his future.
He became Liverpool’s longest-serving current first-team squad member following the retirement in May of vice-captain Jamie Carragher.
Gerrard added: "When you get to a certain age, my age, you need to start thinking seriously about a life after football.
"I am planning on doing my badges and qualifications over the next 12 months. I definitely see myself as a manager rather than a coach, but that could change.
"I remember speaking to Jamie Carragher and he really fancied it -- but he’s decided media is what he wants to do. He can leave managing Liverpool to me!"