The power of Saudi Arabia’s “oil money” has reached Chelsea legend John Terry.
The kingdom has attracted some of Europe’s top players in recent years. Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nasr), Karim Benzema (Al Ittihad), Neymar (Al Hilal), and others have made their way to the kingdom.
Their desire didn’t stop with the players. Leaders and administrators are also collecting superstars. Roberto Mancini, considered one of the world’s greatest coaches, has been hired as the head coach of the Saudi national team, and Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has been recruited. He’s the head coach of Al Ittifaq.
Next, the club rushed to sign Chelsea legend Terry.
Terry is a Chelsea youth legend who played for the Blues from 1998 to 2017. In 19 seasons, he played 717 games and scored 67 goals. His appearances are the second highest in Chelsea’s history, and he was the club’s “captain” for a whopping 13 years, from 2004 to 2017. He is still revered by Chelsea fans as a great captain.
A symbol of Chelsea’s golden era. Terry collected a total of 17 trophies, including five EPL titles and one UEFA Champions League (UCL) title. He took Chelsea from a mediocre team to one of the best in the EPL and one of the best in Europe.메이저사이트
The club that wants Terry is Saudi Arabia’s Al Shabab. It’s not a managerial or coaching position. They want the role of ‘sporting director’. Terry is expected to accept the offer.
“Terry is preparing to move to Saudi Arabia,” said Sportszone. There is a strong possibility that Terry will become the sporting director of Al Shabab,” Sports Zone reported.
“Terry will be the sporting director of Al Shabab and will be in charge of player recruitment. Terry had previously turned down the Al Shabab head coaching job. He is more interested in the role of sporting director than head coach. Al Shabab needs a charismatic superstar like Steven Gerrard.”