Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard is likely to lead Al Ettifaq, the club playing in the Saudi Arabian league (Saudi Pro League) in the near future.
Legend of Liverpool comes to Saudi Arabia to work
Coach Steven Gerrard has been unemployed since October 2022 when he was fired by Aston Villa. Despite receiving many invitations from teams, the former British player did not accept any clubs.
However, things changed when Gerrard received a special offer from Al-Ettifaq. On the homepage of this team, it received great attention when posting a picture of Gerrard going to Dammam city (Saudi Arabia), to complete the final procedures.
Skysports revealed that the former Liverpool player will sign a three-year contract with Al Ettifaq. The specific salary of the former Aston Villa coach has not been disclosed. However, the number that Gerrard can receive will not be less than £ 15 million / year.
At the end of the 2022/23 season, Al-Ettifaq ranked 7th. Al-Ettifaq leadership believes that the arrival of coach Gerrard will bring a new breath and help the team advance in the next season.
According to Reuters, Al-Ettifaq’s invitation to coach Gerard to work in Saudi Arabia is one of the efforts to quickly raise the status of the Saudi Pro League. With the arrival of Gerrard, they can also have the confidence to recruit famous players from the old continent in the future.
Gerrard will have the opportunity to meet old acquaintances when he comes to Saudi Arabia to work. At Al Nassr, Ronaldo is present. The defending champion Al Ittihad led by former Tottenham coach Nuno Espirito Santo has successfully recruited Benzema.
They are also aiming to win Kante’s signature. Al Hilal, another top team, is also planning to recruit Neymar or coach Jose Mourinho.