Steven Gerrard in talks to join England's coaching team
The former England captain retired in 2014 from international football11:49 Friday 10 March 2017, 11:49 10 Mar 2017
Steven Gerrard could be set to return to the England squad, but in a coaching capacity.
The former Liverpool and England captain retired from international football after the 2014 World Cup. He stepped away from the game, as a player, last year.
Gerrard returned to Liverpool at the start of 2017, working as a coach with the club's Academy. According to The Independent, the 36-year-old could work in a part-time capacity with The FA, to help him gain experience coaching at an international level.
If Gerrard was to take up a position with England, he would follow in the footsteps of Gary Neville, in working with the backroom team. The former Manchester United defender was Roy Hodgson's assistant manager from 2012 to 2016, just over a year after he retired from the game.
Gerrard played for England for over 14 years from 2000 to 2014. He made 114 appearances and captained the team at Euro 2012 and the 2014 World Cup.
The 36-year-old has "already been in discussions with the Football Association's technical director, Dan Ashworth, over how he could fit in with Gareth Southgate's set-up or, perhaps, with age-group sides", according to The Independent.
Gerrard would have also played with current England manager Gareth Southgate, at the start of his international career.
Along with his coaching work, Gerrard works as a pundit, most notably with BT Sport, and was part of their team earlier this week for Barcelona's comeback win against PSG.
Video: Reaction from Rio Ferdinand, Steven Gerrard, and Gary Lineker and Michael Owen at Roberto's winner in BT Sports studio [btsports] pic.twitter.com/nYqv6AcQax— Barcastuff Media (@barcastuffmedia) March 9, 2017
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