Steven Gerrard take over Al-Ettifaq
Steven Gerrard new manager of Al-Ettifaq as he is said to be appointed as the new manager of the Saudi Pro League on Al-Ettifaq. Crystal Palace are hoping a price tag of around £50m on winger Michael Olise will act as suitable deterrent for Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Gerrard has been away from the dugout since October after he was dismissed by Aston Villa following 11 months at Villa Park. It was a first Premier League role for the Champions League and FA Cup-winning captain, but ended prematurely as the Villans opted for the managerial change appointing Unai Emery as his successor.
But a report from Reuters has claimed that the 43-year-old has been offered a role to join the Saudi League as the Middle Eastern competition targets an influx of stars from Europe. It has been said that Gerrard has “welcomed the idea” over taking the plunge but has asked for more time to reflect on the offer. Ange postecoglou had become thottenham boss on a two year contract.
“Al-Ettifaq made an offer to Gerrard. He welcomed the idea, but asked for time to study the offer,” a source told the news outlet on Saturday.
With the curtain falling down on the season, Dean Smith and Sam Allardyce have left their respective roles at Leicester City and Leeds United which has led to Gerrard being linked with the posts at the recently-relegated clubs.
His managerial career started off with Liverpool’s U18s following the appointment by Jurgen Klopp before he moved north of the border to the Scottish Premiership where he guided Rangers to the title. on a transfer news, Bayern Munich signs a deal with Konrad Laimer on a free transfer on four year contract.
Steven Gerrard career as footballer
Gerrard was named Liverpool’s captain in 2003, at just age 23. In the 2004–05 season he led Liverpool to the club’s first Champions League title in 21 years, scoring a key goal against AC Milan in the final. Gerrard then helped Liverpool win both the 2005–06 FA Cup and UEFA Super Cup, and he was named the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year at season’s end.
In 2007 Liverpool advanced to the Champions League final for the second time in three years but lost to AC Milan by a score of 2–1. Gerrard scored a career-high 24 goals in the 2008–09 Premier League season, which netted him the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year award.
One bright spot during that stretch was the team’s performance in the nonleague tournaments during the 2011–12 season, when Liverpool won the League Cup and was the runner-up for the FA Cup.
Gerrard played one more season with Liverpool, leaving the team following the 2014–15 season having scored 186 career goals for the club, fifth most in Liverpool history. Gerrard played with the Galaxy for two seasons before retiring from club football in 2016.
Gerrard was a member of the English national under-21 team, and he debuted with the senior national team in 2000. He made one appearance in the 2000 European Championship (Euro 2000), but an injury kept him out of the 2002 World Cup.
Gerrard was a regular contributor to England’s runs to the quarterfinals in both the Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup. Gerrard was named captain of the English national team during qualification for the 2010 World Cup, in which the team was subsequently knocked out in the round of 16.
England again advanced to the quarterfinals of Euro 2012 but was eliminated from the 2014 World Cup after having played just two games (both losses), which was the earliest the country had ever been knocked out of the tournament finals; Gerrard retired from international football shortly after the end of the World Cup.
After ending his playing career, Gerrard remained on the sidelines, first as youth coach for Liverpool in 2017 and then as manager of Rangers, one of Scotland’s most-storied clubs, in 2018. In 2021 he was named manager of the English club Aston Villa. He was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2006.