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Author Topic: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?  (Read 25371 times)

Offline AV84

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #255 on: July 04, 2023, 02:31:29 PM »
There's a very big difference between taking a managerial job with a middling English club and middling salary and a Saudi club with a large tax free salary.

Sure, but it's not like Gerrard is broke. I know you can always be richer but I doubt him taking a relatively small wage for a year or two would bankrupt his entire family.

He was being linked with Leeds and Leicester for a while there but maybe they didn't want him, and this was actually the only offer he had to return to management. I doubt the Saudis would be after him based purely on his managerial history either.

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #256 on: July 04, 2023, 02:46:12 PM »
Probably bottled the challenge of rebuilding (or even starting to build) his reputation as a competent manager.

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #257 on: July 04, 2023, 02:53:22 PM »
Wise move imo... Never going to cut it as a manager, and has opted for the pay cheque which should see him and his family right for life. He'll do a year or two out there, and then return to do magical midweek nights at Anfield on the telly.
This^
We'll probably even see him covering some of our Europa CL nights on BEIN sports

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #258 on: July 04, 2023, 02:53:49 PM »
There's a very big difference between taking a managerial job with a middling English club and middling salary and a Saudi club with a large tax free salary.

For someone like Gerrard who surely is a multi millionaire I don't see the attraction of moving with/without family to Saudi Arabia for this gig. Then again for some people you can never have enough money. 

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #259 on: July 04, 2023, 03:11:08 PM »
It's probably safer/more civil living in Saudi now than many parts of the United Kingdom or Europe . Security,luxury beyond belief,huge money has probably tempted him.



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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #260 on: July 04, 2023, 03:14:08 PM »
It's probably safer/more civil living in Saudi now than many parts of the United Kingdom or Europe . Security,luxury beyond belief,huge money has probably tempted him.

Yeah if you are rich, male, and not a homosexual or black.

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #261 on: July 04, 2023, 03:15:01 PM »
It's probably safer/more civil living in Saudi now than many parts of the United Kingdom or Europe . Security,luxury beyond belief,huge money has probably tempted him.

Yeah if you are rich, male, and not a homosexual or black.

So Steven then

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #262 on: July 04, 2023, 03:15:05 PM »
I forgot to say you can't be Jewish either.

Offline artvandelay

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #263 on: July 04, 2023, 03:24:16 PM »
It is great if you fancy watching a public beheading though

Offline AV84

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #264 on: July 04, 2023, 03:24:16 PM »
Through his daughter he already associates himself with some very questionable people so I'm not sure he's put much thought into the optics of this move, on any level.

But my original point was simply that you'd have to assume he has no real ambition as a manager to make this move at this time.

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #266 on: July 04, 2023, 04:32:32 PM »
What's going on with his face in that unveiling pic?  Has he been stung by a bee?

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #267 on: July 04, 2023, 05:02:13 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/jul/04/football-daily-steven-gerrard-al-ettifaq

I dont understand why they label him a "high profile manager".

Player?

Absolutely...

He was a quality player.

Manager?

Fuck no...

He is a shit manager...

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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #268 on: July 04, 2023, 06:13:47 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/jul/04/football-daily-steven-gerrard-al-ettifaq

I dont understand why they label him a "high profile manager".

Player?

Absolutely...

He was a quality player.

Manager?

Fuck no...

He is a shit manager...

What is there not to understand.

He is a high profile s**t manager.


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Re: Would We Have Gone Down Under Gerrard?
« Reply #269 on: July 04, 2023, 08:11:37 PM »
Bah! I just despise the carpet headed shit-******... 😂

 


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