Reports suggest that Steven Gerrard has flown to Turkey to discuss the vacant managerial position at Trabzonspor. The Liverpool legend has been out of work since being sacked by Aston Villa in October 2021, following a run of six defeats in 11 matches that left them just one place above the bottom three.
Gerrard left Rangers for Villa in November 2021, having secured the Scottish Premiership title the previous season. His team amassed an impressive 102 points during a title-winning campaign in which they remained unbeaten. Last month, the 42-year-old was linked with the Leeds job before Javi Gracia was eventually appointed.
Paris Saint-Germain were also believed to be considering Gerrard as a candidate to replace under-fire boss Christophe Galtier. However, it now appears that the 2005 Champions League-winning captain could try his hand in Turkey in what would be a surprising move.
According to Turkish outlet Karar, Gerrard flew out to Istanbul earlier this week for dinner with Ertugrul Dogan, who is in the running to become president of the Turkish club. The report adds that Dogan, who is currently both vice president and chairman of the club, is ‘certain’ to appoint Gerrard if he wins the upcoming election.
Trabzonspor is currently sixth in the table, having won 11 games this season and remain in the mix for European qualification. It remains to be seen whether Gerrard would be willing to uproot and move to Turkey to prolong his managerial career. However, there appears to be plenty of interest from the continent in the former Liverpool skipper after the Polish Football Association previously took him into consideration to take over as their national team boss.