Steven Gerrard has revealed that he held talks with MK Dons over the vacant manager’s job but turned down the position as it came “a bit too soon” for him.
The Liverpool legend was linked with the League One job last week after calling time on his 18-month stint in Major League Soccer with Los Angles Galaxy.
Gerrard is not yet ready to commit to anything, however, having also been linked with a return to Liverpool in a coaching capacity in recent days, and instead intends to take time to mull over his latest career move.
“I spoke to MK Dons. I had a chat with the chairman, it’s a very exciting job for somebody else but it’s a bit soon for me,” he told BT Sport. “But it’s true, I did speak to them. I’m just taking a bit of time to consider what’s next, exciting times moving forward.”
The 36-year-old could now take up a coaching role at his former club, possibly working at the academy. Jürgen Klopp has made no secret of an open invitation for Gerrard, should the club legend want to hang up his boots. Gerrard, however, is still to decide whether to continue his playing career.
Klopp had previously said: “Steven Gerrard – and this will be a really big surprise – is always so welcome at Liverpool FC. You cannot imagine how welcome so absolutely no problem, but everything we will talk to each other about will stay in these talks. That is how I know Stevie and that is how I am. Nobody should be worried that we don’t have space for Steven Gerrard. Everything will be fine, 100%.”