Gareth Southgate: 'Door open for Steven Gerrard role'

Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard celebrate an England goal against Moldova.
© Getty Images
England manager Gareth Southgate admits that there may be a role for Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard with the Three Lions.

New England manager Gareth Southgate has suggested that the 'door is open' for Steven Gerrard to join his coaching team with the national side.

Liverpool legend Gerrard announced his retirement from playing last month and is expected to move into coaching, with a possible return to Anfield seen as his most likely option.

Asked if a potential role with the Three Lions could also be on the cards for Gerrard, Southgate told reporters that he is "looking at" involving former England players with his plans.

"I think what's important is that we have lots of former international players and the doors at St George's Park are always open," he said. "We want to help players that have a desire to have a career in coaching.

"We've had Jamie Carragher in with our junior teams, and obviously Phil and Gary Neville have been involved with our teams in the past, so that is one part of coach development that we're looking at."

Southgate also admitted that he is keen to keep appoint Steve Holland as his assistant and is expected to make an announcement on backroom staff "soon".

England captain Wayne Rooney in action during his side's World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Wembley on November 11, 2016
Read Next:
Southgate coy on Wayne Rooney captaincy
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CChelsea38303585335293
2Tottenham HotspurSpurs38268486266086
3Manchester CityMan City38239680394178
4Liverpool382210678423676
5Arsenal38236977443375
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd381815554292569
7Everton3817101162441861
8Southampton381210164148-746
9Bournemouth381210165567-1246
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom38129174351-845
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham38129174764-1745
12Leicester CityLeicester38128184863-1544
13Stoke CityStoke381111164156-1544
14Crystal Palace38125215063-1341
15Swansea CitySwansea38125214570-2541
16Burnley38117203955-1640
17Watford38117204068-2840
RHull City3897223780-4334
RMiddlesbrough38513202753-2628
RSunderland3866262969-4024