Steven Gerrard linked with coaching role in England

Steven Gerrard's last appearance for England came as a substitute during a 0-0 draw with Costa Rica at the 2014 World Cup. Two years later, now playing with the LA Galaxy, Gerrard has been linked with a coaching role back in England according to reports.

With English football in a state of shock after their recent Euro 2016 exit, Gerrard's name being brought up in discussions for a coaching position back home should come as no surprise.

England Captain to England Coach?

The Liverpool legend is now plying his trade in Major League Soccer but with his playing days nearing an end, the 36-year old may now be looking to head into coaching after retirement. Gerrard has impressed in his LA Galaxy career thus far but with reports of a coaching role being offered by the FA, his future in the United States does seem clouded.

Gerrard takes aim during his LA Galaxy debut in 2015. (Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Gerrard takes aim during his LA Galaxy debut in 2015. (Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

After Roy Hodgson resigned following England's abysmal Euro 2016 campaign, a large number of names were brought up in the discussion to be next England manager. While Gerrard's name was not one, he has been named as a potential coach in England before moving into the national team set up itself.

The 36-year old has expressed his desire to coach in the Liverpool set up in the past and that dream could be a reality sooner rather than later. The midfielder would have to complete his coaching qualifications before any move occurs, meaning he should this season with LA.

Gerrard was capped 114 times by England, the third most all time behind Wayne Rooney, David Beckham and Peter Shilton, scoring 21 times in the process. He also captained the national team during their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign and the tournament in Brazil.