LOS ANGELES, USA - Tuesday, July 7, 2015: Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard trains with his new LA Galaxy team-mates at the StubHub Center. (Pic by Craig Bennett/Propaganda)

JAMIE Carragher still expects former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard to go into management despite rejecting an offer to manage Milton Keynes Dons.

Gerrard confirmed that he would leave LA Galaxy and was exploring his options before making a decision on his next career move, with rumours that he could return to Anfield as a coach.

And Carragher thinks it’s only a matter of time before the former Reds captain goes into management.

Speaking on Sky’s Monday Night Football, he said: “I don’t think that’s going to happen now going there, I just don’t think he fancies it [MK Dons].

“He’s turned it down now but the fact he spoke to a club shows it will only be a matter of time.

“I just think it’s come too early; six or 12 months down the line there would have been a good chance of it happening.

“I don’t think he is fully ready yet. That’s not to say he couldn’t do the job but maybe he wants to see if he can get more experience and he is still getting his coaching badges.”

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Carragher was widely rumoured to be joining the coaching set-up at Liverpool after he hung up his boots before making the decision to go into a punditry, but he thinks Gerrard will make the right move for his career.

He added: “I think it’s great he’s making noises about going into management.

“We’ve all been criticised for not going into that and going on TV, if you like.

“If he’d have taken the job it would have been a good decision in terms of the club.

“But he’s only just got back from the States, his family didn’t go over fully so it would be a big move to move down to Milton Keynes with the kids in school, that type of thing.”

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