Steven Gerrard, one of Liverpool’s greatest footballing legends, has been making headlines lately, as reports suggest he flew to Istanbul to hold talks with Trabzonspor about potentially becoming their next manager.
The former Aston Villa boss has been out of work for five months, and it seems he is now looking for his next challenge in football management.
The Turkish champions are currently in the market for a new manager after Abdullah Avcı quit following a disappointing 2-1 defeat to bottom side Umraniyespor. Trabzonspor is currently sitting in sixth place in the Turkish Super Lig, only five points adrift from third place. They have won 11 of their 23 league matches this season, and despite their recent dip in form, they remain a strong team in the league.
According to reports from Turkish news outlet Karar, the 42-year-old Englishman flew to Turkey to meet with the club’s Vice President, Ertugrul Dogan. Dogan is currently running for the position of the club’s new president, and if he wins, it is believed he will offer the Trabzonspor managerial role to Gerrard.
🚨 Trabzonspor VP & Presidential candidate Ertuğrul Doğan surprised everyone by meeting with former Rangers and Aston Villa coach Steven Gerrard 🇬🇧 at Zorlu, Istanbul today. The talks have sparked speculation over Gerrard’s potential move to the Turkish football club.— Sights Football (@sightsfootball) March 12, 2023
Stevie G is no stranger to football management, having managed Scottish giants Rangers before his brief spell at Aston Villa. His success with Rangers was nothing short of remarkable, as he guided the club to their first Scottish Premiership title in 10 years.
However, his time at Aston Villa was less successful, with his side winning just two of their opening 11 league matches before he was sacked.
If Gerrard were to succeed at Trabzonspor, it would undoubtedly be seen as a significant achievement in his managerial career, and could potentially open up further opportunities for him in the future.