superfly green It is understood that the Dons, who have also been
linked with Frank Lampard and Ryan Giggs, are not close to appointing Gerrard
having only held preliminary talks with the Champions League winner.
MK Dons have not won a league game since October 1 and sit 21st in League
One, with Richie Barker in charge on an interim basis.
Superfly V black Barker will remain in charge for Saturday's trip
to Bristol Rovers but could soon be replaced by Gerrard, who could follow in the
footsteps of Paul Ince, Roberto Di Matteo and Robinson in cutting their teeth in
the Dons hot-seat.
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black Ince had only a brief stint as player-manager of Macclesfield
on his CV before his appointment in 2007, while Di Matteo – who went on to win
the Champions League as Chelsea boss – had no prior experience when replacing
Ince in 2008.
black And Russell Forgham, a committee member of Milton Keynes Dons
Supporters' Association, believes Gerrard can be the next big name to show his
ability in the dugout at stadium:mk.
"Some of the previous managers had MK Dons as their first appointment," he
told Press Association Sport.
"Frank Lampard and Ryan Giggs have also been linked as well, any of those it
would be a great club for their first managership.
"Certainly any of them would fit in with the history of the club. I think the
fans would welcome him, both Roberto and Karl were really good managers. Our
club give those people the time to make an impact."
Both parties are believed to have been in contact with one another as the
Dons prepare to travel to face Bristol Rovers with interim boss Richie Barker
still very much at the helm.
Proximo II Gerrard's exit from the Galaxy was confirmed by the club
on Tuesday but the player revealed he had been thinking about his next move for
some time already.
''I am now looking forward to spending time with my family as I consider the
next stage of my career,'' he said after his 18-month deal ended.
''When I left Liverpool I came to Los Angeles with the goal of helping the
Galaxy lift another MLS Cup.
''I am of course disappointed to have not achieved that objective but I can
look back at my time at the club with pride at what we accomplished, including
two straight play-off appearances and countless memorable moments on the
''As someone who spent the whole of their career in Liverpool, it has been an
incredible experience to come to Los Angeles and play for the LA Galaxy.''
Gerrard scored five goals in 34 appearances but generally his time in
California has not been viewed as particularly successful.
He had been linked with a return to Liverpool in a coaching capacity and also
a reunion with former manager Brendan Rodgers at Celtic.