Gerrard, the Liverpool legend, had previously quarreled with Ronaldo, the former Manchester United striker, after hanging up his shoes. The former England midfielder has turned to working as team manager.
Until now, Stevie G plays the role of technical director for the Al-Ettifaq team, and he admits that he and CR Seven served as a role model to help him make the decision to move into gold mining in the Middle East.
“The ‘GOAT’ (the greatest of all time) transfer, as we call it, Cristiano Ronaldo was clearly a huge deal when he arrived in January. Gerard gave an interview on 19 November.
“He still gives a lot to football. Since then I have been following Cristiano Ronaldo’s results in the league, watching the matches and highlights. I think that since that time and after Cristiano’s arrival, famous players have signed with the league. At that time I thought about my next opportunity. So when “The agent gave me a choice of two teams here. I’m starting to study.”
“The deal offer is the most exciting for me. They understand where they stand. They understand that it takes time to build great things. That was the reason I was interested in this team because my job requires time, especially for a club that is seventh in the league. It is several points off the top four.” 1. It is not easy to fix it in a week, a month, or six months.
Meanwhile, Gerrard stated that Jordan Henderson, the former Liverpool midfielder, had joined the team, saying: “I think when you are a coach, you become a team manager. You need players who can convey the vision of the coaching staff. Someone who can help you from afar. Make decisions on the field.”
“Jordan and I trust each other, we’ve played together. He’s a great player. A great person for me. Signing the contract is the key. I think he still wants to play. That’s the key.”
“He’s with Liverpool, he’s had success with the club, he’s served Liverpool well. And when we know we have a chance and I want to sign the number one player. I didn’t need to think much at all.”
But Gerrard and Henderson did not produce enough to agree, as the club occupies seventh place in the league after 13 matches, one point behind Al Hilal, and they are 13 points ahead in the lead and 9 points behind Al Nassr.
Al-Ettifaq will play its next match after FIFA Day against the champion Al-Ittihad, while it will face Al-Nasr, led by Ronaldo Al-Aqdo.
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