Thommo backs Liverpool defender Carragher for management

Former Liverpool manager Phil Thompson says Jamie Carragher is destined for management.

Former Liverpool manager Phil Thompson says Jamie Carragher is destined for management.

"I would think he definitely has what it takes to be a manager one day," the 55-year-old told Liverpoolfc.tv.

"He's got passion, enthusiasm and organisational skills. He loves his football and that's the biggest thing you need in order to carry on after playing. He has a real desire and love for the game in abundance.

"He's also a student of the game. When Gerard and I were here, and I'm sure Rafa has noticed this too, it was clear that Jamie watches everything football-wise. He'll watch Football First on a Saturday night and analyse other teams. He wants the knowledge and he wants to understand the game.

"And he's learned from the likes of Gerard and Rafa how all the fine details need to be spot on."