Belfast Telegraph

Rodgers could boss England: Gerrard

By Graham Luney

Steven Gerrard believes Brendan Rodgers should be the next England manager.

The Liverpool legend and Los Angeles Galaxy new boy says the Ulsterman could be the ideal man to lead England to glory once Roy Hodgson's reign is over.

When asked who should be England's next manager, Gerrard remarked: "Obviously when Roy's had his time... Brendan Rodgers.

"The way he plays would suit England. He would improve the possession football you need at international level.

"His man management is brilliant. At tournaments, in the heat, it is absolute torture and we need to keep the ball better."

When asked if the Liverpool boss could do both jobs, Gerrard, whose second autobiography 'My Story' is out this month, said: "No, but you asked me the question and I gave you my answer. If you want someone who would get the team playing and the players would enjoy working with, it would be Brendan.

"I can't find any mistakes with Roy. He is the right man to be the England manager now. I hope he has a very good European Championship and stays as long as possible but he will be judged on what happens in the finals - he knows that himself. If it doesn't go well I'm sure there will be changes, maybe then or whenever Roy's time is over Brendan can be in the mix - but who am I?"

Gerrard was speaking ahead of Liverpool's huge clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford today (5.30pm).

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