What next for Steven Gerrard?

After officially announcing his retirement, will Steven Gerrard move into management straight away?

What next for Steven Gerrard?

After announcing he was leaving LA Galaxy at the end of the MLS season, Steven Gerrard has now confirmed his 19-year playing career has come to an end.

So what next for the Liverpool legend? A move into coaching almost looks a formality with the 36-year-old already turning down the chance to manage at Mk Dons.

Gerrard has said the job at MK Dons came too soon and many people are expecting him to accept a role within Liverpool's academy. The former Liverpool trainee is 1/4 with SkyBet for his next job to be involved with the Liverpool academy, under-23s or under-18s side.

If that likely outcome fails to happen then a move into television, like former teammate Jamie Carragher, could well happen. He is priced at 3/1 to be the leading figure on Monday Night Football or Match of the Day.

The former England captain is already working as a pundit with BT Sport and would become a great acquisition for either show but his talent surely lies in coaching.

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has taken up a seat on the pundits sofa while he continues his search for his first role in management. Giggs has been overlooked for vacant positions in the Premier League, and Gerrard could opt to work his way up the English leagues.

Despite rejecting MK Dons, Gerrard is 8/1 to change his mind but a more likely option could be for him to manage any League One or Two side as his next job at 9/2.

To do what Giggs has done and go straight in as an assistant manager, Gerrard is 6/1 to work alongside Jurgen Klopp but is shorter, at 5/1, to team up with former boss Brendan Rodgers at Celtic.

A somewhat optimistic punt would see him take over from David Moyes at Sunderland, but at 7/1 with Paddy Power it is considered more likely than him being the assistant with England, 16/1, or being the permanent Liverpool boss, 14/1.