Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard finally lands new job, joins Saudi Arabia's Ettifaq

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Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard finally lands new job, joins Saudi Arabia's Ettifaq

Izuchukwu Akawor 17:01 - 03.07.2023

The legendary Liverpool midfielder will be delighted to be back in business after being out of job since he was booted out from the Villa Park

Legendary Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard is the latest big name to be added to the revolution in the Saudi Pro League.

Gerrard has been confirmed as the new manager of Saudi Arabian club Ettifaq.

Steven Gerrard to Saudi Arabia confirmed.

Pulse Sports Nigeria can confirm this following a post by transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

Gerrard joins Ettifaq

The club also announced the deal on their official Instagram account on Monday evening.

With the announcement, the former Liverpool man returns to manager having been out of work since he was sacked by Premier League club Aston Villa.

Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard is the latest big-name to join Saudi Arabia.

The 43-year-old was fired in October last year after a disappointing start to the 2022/2023 campaign at the Villa Park.

He has remained without a job since then but will now manage Al Ettifaq in what is a clear continuation of the revolution in the Saudi Pro League.

Ettifaq finished seventh in the league last season and will be hoping their new man can inspire them to a better place in the 16-team league when the next season kicks off.

Gerrard is the latest high-profile addition to a league that has already attracted players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante.

As earlier reported, the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund, which owns Newcastle United, is serious with its plans to make the Saudi Pro League a top division in the World.

Steven Gerrard
Gerrard started his coaching career at Rangers, with three Super Eagles stars led by Joe Aribo.

Gerrard retired in 2016 before taking over Scottish giants Rangers where he led them to the league title for the first time in 10 years, with Nigerian trio Leon Balogun, Calvin Bassey, and Joe Aribo involved.

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