Dirk Kuyt has drummed up support for Rangers boss Steven Gerrard as a future Liverpool manager. The former Liverpool attacker made this known in an exclusive interview with the Daily Mirror. According to him, Gerrard has what it takes to be a successful manager in the Anfield dugout.


Kuyt has been impressed with Steven Gerrard and how the Liverpool legend has been able to take Rangers back to the top of club football in Scotland. Gerrard was the mastermind as Rangers ended the nine-year reign of Celtic as Scottish Premiership champions. Gerrard and his Rangers went through the entire league season without a single defeat to emerge champions.

Dirk Kuyt struck a good relationship with Rangers boss Gerrard while they spent six years together at Liverpool and they have been close friends since then.

After the 2018 Champions League final defeat Liverpool suffered at the hands of Real Madrid in Kiev, Gerrard made huge efforts to get to the testimonial of Dirk Kuyt by flying private jet from Kiev to the Netherlands. Gerrard also invited his 40-year-old friend to spend some time with him at the Rangers training ground. The experience prompted him to desire a place on the coaching team if he takes the managerial job at Liverpool.

Dirk Kuytrevealed that he has a special bond with Gerrard and that the Rangers boss didn’t have to speak fondly about him but he still does.

Dutchman Kuyt has ambitions of his own in his new career in management having recently left Dutch Eredivisie outfit Feyenoord where he was doing some junior coaching. He is due to complete his coaching badge after taking his UEFA pro-license exams under the watchful eyes of compatriot Dick Advocaat. Dutch tactician Advocaat is a former manager of both the Russian national team and the Dutch national team. He also managed clubs like Sunderland and Rangers.