Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is ‘set to be appointed as Al-Ettifaq manager

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Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is reportedly set to be appointed as the new manager of Al-Ettifaq.

Gerrard has been out of work since he was sacked by Aston Villa last October.

According to journalist Romain Molina, Gerrard has arrived in Saudi Arabia as he prepares to take the Al-Ettifaq job.

The 43-year-old was linked with the position at the weekend and it now appears that he is close to being appointed.

Al-Ettifaq finished in seventh place this season out of 16 teams.

Gerrard could become the latest big name to head to Saudi Arabia, with Cristiano Ronaldo having joined Al-Nassr in January. 

Karim Benzema left Real Madrid for Al-Ittihad and he could be joined by Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante.

Al-Hilal attempted to sign Lionel Messi but the Paris Saint-Germain star elected to move to Inter Miami instead. 

During his time at Villa Gerrard won 13, drew eight, and lost 19 of his 40 matches in charge.

Prior to that, he won the Scottish Premiership title with Rangers in the 2020-21 campaign.

Gerrard was recently linked with the Leicester job, with the Foxes looking for a new manager to replace Dean Smith following their relegation to the Championship.

The vast majority of Gerrard’s playing career was spent at Liverpool, for whom he made over 700 appearances.

He returned to Liverpool to start his coaching career with the club’s youth teams.



Source: Daily Mail


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