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Steven Gerrard confirms he won’t accept lucrative offer from Saudi Arabia

Jun 20, 2023 #Steven Gerrard

As the Royal Family’s Public Investment Fund oversees a financial shake-up for the Saudi Pro League, Gerrard has been the subject of speculation this month.

With a number of players lured to the Middle East with big offers, the Liverpool legend was given the opportunity to return to management.

Talks have taken place with Al-Ettifaq, with Gerrard pictured in the country last week, and he was expected to take the job.

But speaking during Channel 4’s England v North Macedonia coverage on Monday night, he revealed his intention to turn down their offer. To be honest, it has been talked about a lot in the media. A lot of things are not true, I can tell,” he said.

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“I was invited there to study a possible offer, which I did.
“I have been analyzing this for the past few days, but as things stand I will not accept this offer.”

The decision is a bit of a surprise as some sources even claim that the deal has already been done and Gerrard will join Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in the league.

But it is because of his ambition as a young executive that he chose not to join a company which, despite the efforts of the PIF, is still considered a retirement home.

Gerrard is clearly taking his time when it comes to choosing his next move after his reputation took a hit following his sacking from Aston Villa last year.

If he wants to restore his image and return to the Premier League, which is probably his desire, a move to Saudi Arabia probably isn’t the best option.

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