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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard hoping for a future away from football due to family

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Steven Gerrard will take time away from football to be there for his family in the future.

The Rangers boss, who is hoping to stop Celtic from winning 10 league titles in a row during his third season as a boss in Scotland, has warned fans that he won’t be managing forever.

The 40-year-old, who made 710 professional appearances for Liverpool and 114 for England, hung up his boots after a short spell with LA Galaxy in 2016 to turn his hand to coaching.

He has since won 83 of his 131 games as Gers boss, but is yet to bring any silverware to Ibrox.

Gerrard and his wife, Alex, share four children together having wed in 2007.

Lilly-Ella, Lexie and Lourdes were joined by Lio in 2017, after which Gerrard stated that his family was complete.

Although the Champions League winner has enjoyed his time as Rangers boss, he has now hinted that he will take time away from the club in the future in order to care for his family.

Speaking on The High Performance Podcast, he said: "When you are representing Rangers and you know what it means to certain people, there are times when it dominates your life and you can't control that.

"But there will be a stage in my life where I have to give it up for the sake of my family and myself, to live life with a bit of peace. I hope I can do that.

“I think there has got to be a stage of your life where you have calm and peace but at the moment I don't feel ready for that. I do see opportunities to have more highs and buzzes and adrenaline rushes.

"I see things I want to achieve, so I'm not ready for that now.

“But for Alex and the kids at some stage, I will have to give myself to them 100 per cent."

Rangers are currently six points clear of bitter rivals Celtic in the Scottish Premiership table having played one game more, but Gerrard and his staff are keen not to get carried away.

Assistant manager Gary McAllister said at the weekend: "It's been a positive week with three 2-0 wins in a row. The thing that has pleased me is we've seen two very high calibre, high quality goals from Jermain Defoe and Kemar Roofe's the other night.

"It's a competitive squad, we've got two players for every position, and when they get a chance to get the jersey they've got to go and take it."

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