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Steven Gerrard turns down MK Dons

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Steven Gerrard has turned down the opportunity to manage MK Dons and could be about to return to Liverpool in a coaching capacity.

Talks between Steven Gerrard and MK Dons, which were described as “positive” have concluded, with the League One side now continuing their search for a new manager.

Gerrard’s former team-mate and close friend Jamie Carragher believes the job offer came too soon.

He said: “His family didn’t go over to the States fully but I think the MK Dons job offer came too early. I don’t think he is fully ready yet. Maybe he wants to see if he can get more experience.

“It’s great he’s making noises about going into management.

“If he’d have taken the job, it would have been a good decision in terms of the club. That chairman (Pete Winkelman) gave Karl Robinson plenty of time, gave Roberto Di Matteo and Paul Ince a chance. The chairman, rather than the club, would have enticed him.

“I think it will only be a matter of time.”

The former Liverpool skipper has a number of offers including an invitation from Reds’ boss Jürgen Klopp to return to the club as a coach.

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