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Saudi club, Al Ettifaq appoints Steven Gerrard as manager

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Former England midfielder, Steven Gerrard, has been appointed as the manager for Saudi Pro League side Al Ettifaq.

The Liverpool legend was confirmed on Monday as the new manager of the club.

The club made the confirmation in a post on Twitter saying: “Where legends are found, We’re thrilled to announce Steven Gerrard is our new head coach.”

The club also stated in another post that Gerrard is no stranger to silverware, adding that he is a legend who “brings a glorious history and exciting future to Ettifaq.”

In a picture on the post, Gerrard was seen signing the dotted line alongside the club’s president, Khalid Al Dabal.

Gerrard began his managerial career as a Youth coach at his former club side, Liverpool FC and later went on to win his first trophy as a manager, the Scottish Premier League with Rangers.

He also had a stint at Aston Villa where he was sacked, after winning only two games in his first 12 league matches.

The 43-year-old will face competition for domestic and continental titles from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo in Al- Nassr, and Al-Ittihad teammates; Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, and new arrival, Jota.

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