Gerrard is not loved even in Arabia, the fans explode against him


Steven Gerrard is already under pressure from the fans at Al-Ettifaq.

The former Aston Villa manager has been told to make amends after his side’s winless run was extended to three games.

Gerrard was appointed as manager by Al-Ettifaq in July, signing a two-year deal with the club.

Since then he has signed several high-profile players from Europe, including Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum.

However, Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Al-Riyadh means that Al-Ettifaq have not won in three league games.

The Commandos are currently seventh in the Saudi Pro League and are already nine points adrift of leaders Al-Hilal.

Al-Ettifaq supporters, however, were not convinced and have voiced their concerns on social media.


One fan said: “Being a great player does not mean being a great coach. The coach’s skills are limited and he could not understand the difficulty of the Saudi League.”

Another added: “You are the one to blame for today’s game. Correct your mistakes.”

A third supporter also commented: “Your team is disastrous coach. You have to correct it yourself.”

Gerrard’s Al-Ettifaq will have the chance to end their winless streak on Saturday when they travel to face Al-Wehda.