Steven Gerrard is likely to be the manager of Al-Ettifaq.
Steven Gerrard, the Liverpool icon is likely to be the next manager of Saudi’s Al-Ettifaq.
Gerrard has been out of job since Aston Villa fired him in October.
According to writer Romain Molina, Gerrard has landed in Saudi Arabia to begin his new work at Al-Ettifaq.
It appears that the 43-year-old is about being hired up after committing to the position over the weekend.
This season, Al-Ettifaq finished seventh out of 16 clubs.
Gerrard might be the latest big name to join Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia, following Cristiano Ronaldo.
Karim Benzema departed Real Madrid for Al-Ittihad, and N’Golo Kante of Chelsea might follow him.
Al-Hilal sought to recruit Lionel Messi, but the PSG star chose to join Inter Miami instead.
Gerrard won 13, drew eight, and lost 19 of his 40 matches as manager at Villa Park.
Prior to that, in the 2020-21 season, he won the Scottish Premiership with Rangers.
Recently, Gerrard became a candidate to the manager’s position at Leicester City. The Foxes were looking to replace Dean Smith after being demoted to the Championship.
Gerrard spent the great bulk of his playing career with Liverpool, where he made over 700 appearances.
He returned to Liverpool to begin coaching the club’s young squads.
Steven Gerrard close to Al-Ettifaq appointment
After a spate of disappointing results, the former Liverpool captain was fired by Premier League club Aston Villa last October. He has been unemployed since then and is presently a free agent. Gerrard has been approached by Ettifaq, a Saudi Pro League team, and is on the verge of accepting a lucrative offer to become their next manager, according to writer Romain Molina.
Gerrard will very certainly be the first high-profile manager to take over a Saudi Pro League club. However, a number of other top-level managers, like AS Roma’s Jose Mourinho, are in links with transfers to Saudi Arabia. If he accepts the offer, the former Villa coach will have plenty of time to mold his players according to his style, as the new Saudi Pro League season does not begin until August.