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Carragher, Gerrard Eye Coaching Career With England Yutes

Jamie Carragher has been spending time with the England U-17 team this week, inviting speculation into his future as a coach.

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This evening, shortly after Liverpool are wrapping up their clash with the sky blue half of Manchester, Reds legend Jamie Carragher will be in the England U-17 dugout as they take on Germany in Rotherham.

Carragher will be there to assist head coach Steve Cooper, and has also been seen helping out during training sessions.

It is unclear if this is a precursor to a coaching career for the former England international, but he is not the only former player to spend time with England's developmental teams, as Steven Gerrard and Rio Ferdinand have also spent time with the U-19s. Obviously, Gerrard is still technically "playing," which would seem to rule out any immediate moves into the coaching ranks.

"I am delighted that we've got such fantastic role-models working with our development teams," FA technical director, Dan Ashworth said. "Jamie and Rio's experiences on and off the pitch are vital, and I am both happy and grateful to them all that they want to pass on their advice to young players."