Saudi Arabia, a spectacular fiasco

Recruited last summer by Al-Ettifaq, Steven Gerrard could already leave his post as coach of this club playing in the Saudi first division.

Al-Ettifaq has at least one good reason to fire Steven Gerrard: more than mediocre results. Under the baton of the former coach of Aston Villa and Glasgow Rangers, the Saudi Arabian first division club has not won in the Championship for over two months: on October 28 at Al Wehda (2 -3).

The 43-year-old ex-Liverpool midfielder’s management team then suffered three defeats and five draws before the international break imposed for the Asian Nations Cup (January 12 – February 10). This period could facilitate the sidelining of Steven Gerrard, indicates Thursday the British media The Guardian.

Considered one of the world’s top midfielders at his time, Steven Gerrard agreed, like many players then playing in Europe, to join Saudi Arabia and its comfortable financing conditions in the summer of 2023.

Jordan Henderson (photo), Steven Gerrard’s on-field successor at Liverpool, Georginio Wijnaldum, also in the middle having worn the famous red tunic, the French attack Moussa Dembélé or the Scottish central defense Jack Hendry also has a sign, the six Yes, in favor of Al-Ettifaq. The fiasco spills almost completely into the world.