Departing Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has revealed that he’d love to adopt qualities from both Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson should he step into management, Goal reports.
Gerrard is preparing to confront the final years of his career, which inevitably stimulates the idea of management, and the Liverpool icon referenced our legendary manager when naming the coach’s he’d love to take from.
Having played his last home game for Liverpool in the 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace, a career as a coach beckons for one of English football’s greatest ever players.
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“I wouldn’t mind being either Fergie or Wenger because both have been very successful managers,” Gerrard rather ambitiously said.
“I think I’ll be somewhere in the middle.”
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Gerrard is certainly setting his targets quite high. Between them, Ferguson and Wenger have won 16 league titles and 10 FA Cups, and are among two of the most iconic managers British football has ever seen.
The Liverpool skipper could quickly find out that those two managers are the last of a dying breed with short-termism encapsulating modern football.
He would be better off attempting to learn from his current manager, whilst also carving out a niche and philosophy of his own to survive in the unforgiving world of football management.