Kuyt Gerrards dream is to become Liverpool manager
Dirk Kuyt has been left suitably impressed with former team-mate Steven Gerrard’s route on to reaching his ultimate goal of becoming Liverpool managerThe 38-year-old vacated his role as a youth coach at Anfield last summer to take charge of Scottish Premiership side Rangers and has since guided them to second place in the standings.Gerrard has managed 19 wins, 13 draws and six defeats in his opening 38 matches in charge at senior level as a coach.And Kuyt, who retired from football in 2017 after leading boyhood club Feyenoord to their first Eredivisie title in 18 years, praised Gerrard’s bold move to joining Rangers.“When Steven Gerrard just became a coach with the Liverpool youth, I talked to him about the road he was going to follow. He made a conscious choice to leave Liverpool right away,” Kuyt told De Telegraaf.“He wants to develop himself as a coach outside the spotlights of the Premier League. Glasgow Rangers is a big club. His dream will be to eventually become a coach at Liverpool.Solskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“In order to get there, he also travels his own way.”Kuyt played for Liverpool between 2006 to 2012, where he managed 71 goals and 40 assists in 285 appearances across all competitions with his sole piece of silverware coming in the Reds’ EFL Cup triumph in his final campaign.The former Netherlands international started out his playing career at Utrecht and also spent three years playing for Turkish giants Fenerbahçe in the Super Lig.During his playing days, Kuyt won the Dutch Footballer of the Year prize in 2006 and played a key role in Holland’s route to the final of the 2010 World Cup, which they lost to Spain in South Africa.Nowadays, Kuyt has begun working on pursuing a coaching career and has taken charge of Feyenoord’s U-19 team for this season.