Saudi Arabia professional league Club side, Al Ettifaq has announced Steven Gerrard as their new manager.
The 43-year-old become the latest big footballing name to move to the Saudi Pro League after he was appointed the new Al Ettifaq manager Monday after resuming talks with the club after initially rejecting an offer to join them last month.
Al Ettifaq had been without a permanent manager since French coach Patrice Carteron left his position at the club in February.
They have identified Gerrard as their favoured option to rebuild the team after finishing seventh in the 16-team Pro League last season with 35 points behind eventual champions Al Ittihad, who have since added Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema to their squad.
Club president Khalid Al-Dabal expressed his happiness after Gerrard signed a two-year deal.
Al-Dabal described the deal as one of the most famous and influential at the level of the Saudi Pro League.
“Where legends are found. We’re thrilled to announce Steven Gerrard is our new head coach,” Al-Ettifaq wrote on Twitter.
“He’s no stranger to silverware. A Legend who brings a glorious history and exciting future to Ettifaq”. the Saudi team added.