Former Liverpool star Xabi Alonso has revealed he has spoken to Steven Gerrard about his future but urged the Anfield legend to not rush into management.
Gerrard hung up his boots last Thursday as he brought his 19-season playing career to an end. He was met with adulation by legends around the world, including his former teammates.
Alonso, whom Gerrard was very close to during their days together at Liverpool, also weighed in on the praise handed to the former England captain.
The Spaniard has now also spoken about his former captain again, urging Gerrard to take his time before stepping into club management.
“When the time comes, he will be ready but now he has the TV and he is ready for a break,” Alonso said, via the Daily Mail.
“He asked about things. We spoke about his plans. I am sure he would never have played for another English team. He had a chance to try another club but he was really committed never made the call and that makes his career all the more special, to devote himself to one club.
“That makes it all the more special. Everything happens for a reason. The farewell he had when he left Liverpool and the farewell he is having now is fully deserved.”
Gerrard held talks with MK Dons last week prior to the confirmation of his retirement, but it was only to inform the League One club that he was turning them down.
The Liverpool legend has been linked with a return to Anfield as a coach, but with the academy team and it seems he could take up the offer, especially after being spotted at their 2-0 win over Sunderland on Saturday.