Steven Gerrard has accepted a new job offer in Saudi Arabia, MySportDab reports.
The Former Aston Villa manager and Liverpool legend has accepted an offer from Al Etiffaq to become the club’s new manager ahead of next season.
Gerrard previously rejected the offer from the Saudi outfit with sources close to the English football manager disclosing that he wanted to stay in Europe.
He was linked to the two vacant roles in London at Chelsea and Tottenham, including the PSG job but was outran by other favorites who took over the jobs.
It is understood Gerrard earnestly wanted to return to coaching duties as soon as possible after being sack at Aston Villa but was awaiting the right offer especially from the shores of Europe.
While he hoped to return to the dugout at Europe, he was approached by Al Etiffaq but he rejected it.
Now, according to Daily Mail, Steven Gerrard has finally accepted the proposal to manage Al Etiffaq and will become the club’s new manager next season.
He will be saddled with the task of challenging for the Saudi Pro League title next season and will be given lots of money to sign big name players to bolster the squad.
The appointment of Gerrard as Al Etiffaq new manager has been reportedly welcomed by Saudi football authorities who hope the Liverpool legend will easily convince and attract high-profile players to the club from Europe.
Meanwhile, his contract with the club is not finalized but the Mail reports Saudi officials are curently in the UK to put finishing touches to the deal and announce him as the club’s new manager soon.
Top European football stars are also expected to join Steven Gerrard to Al Etiffaq in the coming days as the club sets out a huge capital outlay to bolster the squad.