Champions League winning midfielder Steven Gerrard has been linked with the vacant Mansfield Town job, according to bookmakers SkyBet.

Gerrard made over 700 appearances and scored 186 times during a seventeen-year long career with the Premier League giants.

Five years after making his Reds debut, Gerrard took the captaincy role from Sami Hyypia in October 2003 under manager Gerard Houllier.

However Gerrard, who captained the Reds to the famous Champions League winning comeback over AC Milan in Istanbul, has been given odds of 33/1 to take the vacant position at the One Call Stadium.

The position became vacant after Steve Evans departed to take the role at Peterborough United. The resignation came as a shock with the Stags flying high in fifth in Sky Bet League Two, however the appointment of Gerrard – who has no managerial experience – could come as a larger shock.

Listed alongside Gerrard (20/1) as potential candidates for the vacant position are Frank Lampard (20/1), Mark Warburton (20/1) and Craig Shakespeare (28/1).

Meanwhile, the favourites to take over – according to SkyBet – are David Flitcroft (1/3), Phil Brown (9/2) and Lee Clark (8/1).

Brown has been out of work since leaving Sky Bet League One side Southend United last month – ending a spell of almost five years with the Essex club. Swindon boss Flitcroft is the current favourite to get the job.

Another in the running is Stuart McCall. Having recently been sacked by Bradford City and guiding the Yorkshire club to the Sky Bet League One play-off final last season, McCall is in the betting with odds of 9/1.

Odds correct at the time of writing.

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