Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard has come out to say that he can never manage Everton. He recently revealed that he’ll never take the step Rafa Benitez took to join the Toffees.
According to him, the fact that Benitez wasn’t born in Liverpool definitely played a huge part, alongside the fact that he never played against Everton for 20 years.
He added that Rafa is his own man who will make his own professional decisions, but he’ll never do such.
His words, “Rafa wasn’t born in the city, he’s not a red through-and-through and he never played against Everton for 20 years and competed against them, so I think it’s a very different situation [to mine].”
“Rafa is his own man and will make his own professional decisions, so there’s no surprise that he wanted to get back in the Premier League at a big club and have the opportunity to compete against all the top teams in the league, so I wasn’t very shocked and surprised at all in all honesty.”
“I was very shocked and surprised that my name was linked to the job. I don’t know where it came from, whether it was paper talk or if there was any truth in it, I’m not sure.”
“[Managing Everton] is never a possibility as far as I’m concerned.”
On playing under Ancelotti, “Liverpool never brought that to me, so they must have kept that a secret.”
“I did actually see the interview that [Ancelotti] did on that and it was very flattering and very humbling for sure.”
“I was very happy at Liverpool. There was no way any team in the world would have got me away from there at that time, going into the peak years of my career from a personal point of view and I was really happy and content to try to be successful at Liverpool but when a name like Carlo Ancelotti or AC Milan talk about wanting you as a player, it is certainly very flattering.”
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