Steven Gerrard Appointed Manager Of Saudi Club Al-Ettifaq
Written by Teniola Akerele on July 4, 2023
Former England midfielder, Steven Gerrard, has been appointed as the new manager of Saudi Pro League side Al Ettifaq.
Gerrard was confirmed on Monday as the new manager of the Saudi Pro League club.
The club confirmed the appointment in a post on its official Twitter handle, @Ettifaq_EN.
The post reads: “Where legends are found, We’re thrilled to announce Steven Gerrard is our new head coach.”
Another Twitter post by the club stated that Gerrard is no stranger to silverware, adding that he is a legend who “brings a glorious history and exciting future to Ettifaq.”
The new manager was seen putting pen on paper with the club’s president, Khalid Al Dabal.
Gerrard started his managerial career as a Youth coach at his former club side, Liverpool FC.
He later went on to win the Scottish Premier League for Rangers; his first trophy as a manager.
The Liverpool legend also had a stint at Aston Villa before he was sacked, after securing only two wins in the club’s first 12 league matches.
The 43-year-old will hope to make the best of his time in the Saudi Pro League.
Gerrard’s new club side will face competition for domestic and continental titles from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, and Al-Ittihad teammates; Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, and new arrival, Jota.