File photograph of Steven Gerrard© Twitter
Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is the newest star title to make the transfer to Saudi Arabia after signing a deal to develop into head coach of Al-Ettifaq. The 43-year-old has been out of the sport since being sacked by Aston Villa in October. Gerrard had beforehand mentioned he had turned down a suggestion to move to the Gulf state, however has now been lured by the riches on supply. “Where legends are found. We’re thrilled to announce Steven Gerrard is our new head coach,” the membership mentioned in a put up on Twitter. Al-Ettifaq completed seventh out of 16 golf equipment within the Saudi Professional League final season.
Backed by the nation’s sovereign wealth fund, the Saudi Professional League is luring huge names from the most important European leagues with the promise of big salaries.
Croatian World Cup participant Marcelo Brozovic has additionally switched to Saudi Arabia, his new membership Al Nassr introduced on Monday.
The 30-year-old midfielder captained Inter Milan as they misplaced the Champions League last to Manchester Metropolis in June. He has performed 87 occasions for Croatia.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Al Nassr in January began the development.
His former Actual Madrid teammate Karim Benzema and French World Cup winner N’Golo Kante of Chelsea have lately joined Al-Ittihad.
Former Tottenham supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo and ex-Benfica Jorge Jesus are among the many coaches to move to Saudi.
Since retiring from a glittering taking part in profession, Gerrard did have success throughout his spell accountable for Scottish giants Rangers, the place he received the membership’s solely league title previously 12 years in 2020/21.
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