The Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has said that he is very much interested in taking his coaching badges once he retires from international football. The 32-year-old England midfielder recently made his 100th appearance for the national team in the friendly match against Sweden.
England lost the match 4-2 after four spectacular goals from the PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Still, it was a momentous occasion for the Liverpool midfielder, who also took time to reveal his future plans. He has said that will be making an effort into becoming a coach once he retires from playing football.
In order to prepare himself for coaching career, he will start taking his coaching badges when he eventually retires from international duty. Gerrard will be undergoing the coaching badges during the international weeks. Right now, he is not only involved with Liverpool, but also the England national team. This means that he does not find enough time to take coaching badges. Even though he is interested in becoming a coach, Gerrard has revealed that he would only pursue a career in management only is he thinks he is good enough. He does not want to believe that being a decent player has made him a good football manager as well.
“I’m going to go into my coaching badges after my England days are over and when I’ve got the time. When the international breaks are on, I’ll go and do my coaching badges and we’ll see where it goes. I’ve always said I’ll only become a coach or a manager if I’m good enough. I don’t think you go down that road because you’ve been a decent player. That’s a mistake that a lot of footballers have made,” said Steven Gerrard. The 32-year-old has been largely overshadowed at Liverpool by Luis Suarez this season.