Former Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has claimed he’s turned down jobs at both club and international level since being sacked by Aston Villa.
The Liverpool legend broke a few Ibrox hearts in November 2021 when he jumped ship for the Villa Park job but the man who won 55 barely lasted a year in the role.
The Premier League is an unforgiving mistress and it is telling that Aston Villa have experienced something of an upturn ever since they brought in Unai Emery.
Steven Gerrard has now been speaking amid some major links to top jobs around Europe, with the likes of Trabzonspor in Turkey and the England U21s mooted as potential roles for the ex-Gers gaffer in the recent past.
In an interview with the League Managers’ Association, Gerrard also claimed he’s biding his time for the right offer to get back into the game he loves.
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“You have to reset, wait and be patient for the fire and fight to return,” said Steven Gerrard.
“I’ve been offered opportunities to manage at club and international level since I left Villa, including an exciting opportunity in an overseas league, but none have been right for me at this time.
“In the meantime, I’m enjoying being an Uber driver for my girls and my little boy.”
Steven Gerrard talks Rangers exit
As well as discussing potential new roles, Steven Gerrard was also discussing his quick exit from Rangers in the interview.
Interestingly, the ex-Ibrox gaffer claims he empathises with supporters but reiterated that the decision was a family one.
“In a perfect world I would never have left that way and I completely understand the frustrations that the club and supporters felt when I left Rangers,” said Steven Gerrard.
“When the opportunity arose, as well as being able to manage a club of Villa’s stature in the Premier League, the chance to be nearer to my family was very important in my decision-making.
“There were also members of my coaching staff who were eager to test themselves in the Premier League.”