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Hearts boss Neilson holds MK Dons talks

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Rob Halden-Pratt

MK Dons look increasingly likely to have a new man in charge by the end of the week.

Hearts' boss Robbie Neilson is expected to join the League One club after his side play Rangers in the Scottish Premier League tomorrow.

That means his first game in charge could be against his predecessor Karl Robinson's new club Charlton.

Could Rotherham be about to hijack Neilson's MK Dons move?

Rotherham are also rumoured to be interested in Robbie Neilson. Credit: PA

Championship side Rotherham United could make a late bid to hijack MK Dons' move to land Hearts boss Robbie Neilson, according to reports.

The Millers were rocked by the resignation of Kenny Jackett after just 39 days in charge yesterday, and the Daily Mirror says they've now taken an interest in Neilson.

It's understood the Dons are still in advanced talks with Neilson and it remains to be seen whether he will be swayed by Rotherham's approach.


MK Dons make official Neilson approach

Robbie Neilson. Credit: PA

MK Dons have made an official approach to speak to Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson about their vacant managerial position.

The Dons are on the lookout for a new boss after parting company with Karl Robinson last month, but have so far been unable to find the right candidate.

However, they have now asked Scottish Premiership club Hearts for permission to hold talks with 36-year-old Neilson who has been in charge at Tynecastle since 2014.

The Dons say no further comment will be made until after Hearts' SPL match against Rangers on Wednesday night.

Milton Keynes Dons Football Club can confirm it has made an official approach for Heart of Midlothian’s head coach Robbie Neilson with regards to its vacant managerial position.

The club respects that Hearts has an important fixture with Rangers in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday evening and, therefore, no further comment will be made until after that match.

– MK Dons statement

Gerrard turns down MK Dons Manager role

Steven Gerrard at Liverpool FC. Credit: PA

It is understood that former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard has turned down the chance to become the MK Dons manager.

Gerrard's playing contract with LA Galaxy has expired but its been reported he has yet to make a decision on whether he wants to extend his playing career for a while longer or take up coaching full-time.


MK Dons fans excited about potential Gerrard arrival

MK Dons fans have been giving their reaction to speculation linking former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard with the vacant manager's job.

It's believed preliminary talks have taken place between the 36-year-old and the Dons, although other candidates are also thought to be under consideration.

Could Inter Milan scupper Gerrard's MK Dons move?

Inter Milan could be a possible option for Steven Gerrard. Credit: PA

MK Dons' bid to appoint Steven Gerrard as their new manager may have hit a potential stumbling block, after reports emerged that Italian giants Inter Milan have also made contact with the 36-year-old.

Early talks are understood to have taken place between the former Liverpool midfielder and the Dons who are on the lookout for a new boss after parting company with Karl Robinson last month.

However, according to The Independent, Inter are keen to sign him on a six-month contract - leaving Gerrard with a decision to make on whether he wants to continue his playing career.

Inter are currently mid-table in Serie A after a disappointing start to the season and recently sacked their manager Frank De Boer.

Reports: MK Dons open manager talks with Gerrard

Could Steven Gerrard end up at MK Dons? Credit: PA

MK Dons have reportedly approached former Liverpool and England midfielder Steven Gerrard about the possibility of becoming their manager.

The 36-year-old only announced he was leaving American side LA Galaxy this week and it's not clear yet whether he still plans to continue his playing career.

Gerrard has since emerged as the heavy favourite to take over from Karl Robinson at stadium:mk with some reports going as far to say that contact has been made.

Gerrard is currently in the process of gaining his Uefa A coaching licence.

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