Odds cut on Gerrard taking Mansfield job


Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is being linked with the vacant Mansfield Town job.

Website The 72 are reporting that the odds on the former Anfield skipper quitting his position as Liverpool under-18 coach to take the position have been cut.

SkyBet previously had the thirty-seven year old at 33/1 to make the switch at the One Call Stadium and have dropped the odds down to 20/1 on him taking up an offer from the League Two club.

It seems unlikely that Gerrard will walk away from his current position in the Academy setup to succeed former Stags boss Steve Evans, who has left Mansfield to become Peterborough United boss, when he is still cutting his teeth in coaching.

Fellow ex-England international midfielder Frank Lampard is also priced at odds of 20/1, which suggests that neither is a front runner for the job at present.

They are both someway behind the favourites for the job, with David Flitcroft leading the way at odds as low as 1/3, former Bolton Wanderers and Hull City boss Phil Brown at 9/2 and ex-Newcastle United midfielder Lee Clark following at 8/1.

Former Everton and Scotland midfielder Stuart McCall is close behind at 9/1, which suggests that the chances of Gerrard handing in his resignation at Anfield even less likely.

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