Steven Gerrard is the latest name being linked with the vacant manager’s job at MK Dons, but the League One club have some convincing to do if they are to bring him on board.
The Liverpool legend has confirmed he is leaving LA Galaxy and could quite possibly be the first person ever to willingly swap Los Angeles for Milton Keynes after holding talks with the Dons.
Karl Robinson recently left the role after six years, but that change hasn’t arrested MK’s slump with them having since slipped into the relegation zone.
And according to the Mirror, Gerrard – who has several offers on and off the pitch – has one condition before putting pen to paper.
The 36-year-old wants chairman Pete Winkleman to prove that the club has genuine Premier League ambitions. They’ve certainly got the ground for it, stadium:mk built with a future in the top flight in mind.
However, last season in the Championship, Winkleman simply didn’t give Robinson the financial backing he needed, so it’s no wonder Gerrard has some reservations.
It’s unclear at this stage whether the former England international would become a player-coach or whether he would hang up his boots altogether.
Fellow ex-Premier League stars Frank Lampard and Ryan Giggs have also been linked with the job, but Gerrard is the first to show a serious interest and has now been cut to 1/2 favourite.