Saudi Arabia lures another soccer star as Steven Gerrard agrees to manage Al-Ettifaq

London, July 3 (BNA): Saudi Arabia has regained another football icon after appointing Liverpool star Steven Gerrard as manager of Al-Ettifaq team on Monday.

Gerrard, who has managed Scottish Premier League club Rangers and Aston Villa since retiring as a player, follows former Liverpool star Robbie Fowler, who was appointed by Al-Qadsia last week, according to the Associated Press.

Gerrard has not managed a team since being sacked by Aston Villa last season when the club was above the relegation zone in the Premier League.

And that abruptly stopped the coaching career, which seemed about to rise after Gerrard led Rangers to win the Scottish League title in 2021 and break Celtic’s series of nine consecutive championships.

Before joining Villa, he was expected to be a future Liverpool coach and Jurgen Klopp’s successor.

As a player, Gerrard won several major club titles in football, including the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005. He won seven other major cups during a career full of titles, but he did not lift the English Premier League title.

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