Steven Gerrard wants to be 'mix' between Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger as a manager

With Liverpool exit on the horizon, Gerrard has been looking into what the future holds

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Steven Gerrard has said he would like to be a mix between Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger when he makes his likely move into management.

The Liverpool captain threatened to upset a few former Anfield managers and current boss Brendan Rodgers with those he namechecked when asked to look beyond his playing days.

During his lengthy career at Liverpool that will come to an end next weekend, Gerrard has played under Gerard Houllier, Rafael Benitez, current England manager Roy Hodgson, Kenny Dalgish and Rodgers.

However, it was former Manchester United manager Sir Alex and current Arsenal boss Wenger that immediately came to mind when asked who he would most like to emulate.

"I must be a bit bonkers to want to be a manager but I certainly want to keep the connection with the club and leave everything open for the future," said Gerrard.

"I wouldn't mind being either Fergie or Wenger because both have been very successful managers. I think I'll be somewhere in the middle."

Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson


Despite snubbing his current and former Liverpool managers, Gerrard did reveal he had been taking tips during his 17-year Anfield career - including on what not to do.

"What I have tried to do with managers I have worked with down the years is to write notes on them all. I've kept an eye on the sessions the players have liked and always tried to remember the one-liners or bits of advice, whether good or bad.

"It's not a big suitcase full of notebooks but there's some important stuff that might help me in the future."