Turkish football giant, Galatasary, has come to the rescue of stranded former Arsenal defender, Emmanuel Eboue by offering him a coaching job.
The offer came after the former Ivory Coast defender narrated a deplorable situation he has found himself after a bitter divorce suit with his estranged wife, Aurelie, went against him forcing him to lose properties he had acquired in life.
Over the weekend, the football world was distressed to hear about the current plight of the former Arsenal, Galatasaray and Ivory Coast full back football is was broke and his life is in turmoil.
The 34-year-old cannot play professional football now due to ill health and is struggling financially due to losing a bitter divorce battle.
The current plight of the Ivorian is heart wrenching and many football fans have reacted with support for the former Ivory Coast defender.
However, on Christmas Day, Fatih Terim, former club Galatasaray offered Eboue a job at the Turkish giants to be the assistant coach of their Under-14 side.
Terim returned to Galatasaray last week for a fourth stint as manager of the club.
“I love him very much”
When Eboue’s plight became clear to those in Turkey, Galatasaray fans started a social media campaign to get their club to support their former player.
This was supported by former Galatasaray players, including Hasan Sas and Necato Ates.
After Galatasaray’s Turkish Super Lig win over Gotzepe on Sunday, Terim told the media: “We heard news about Eboue in the dressing room, and there I was informed.”
Emmanuel Eboue is also quoted as saying: “I would be very happy if Galatasaray gave me this duty, and Fatih Terim is my father, I love him very much, I do everything for him because I love him very much.”
Meanwhile, former Super Eagles’ striker, Emmanuel Emenike has thanked Turkish giants Galatasary for their brave step in reaching out to stranded former Arsenal and Ivorian defender, Emmanuel Eboue.
The Olympiacos of Greece attacker took to Instagram to share a picture of both players in action at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and wrote beneath it:
“Big thanks to Galatasaray for reaching out to this hard working defender, Emmanuel Eboue. May God bless you people. Emmanuel, don’t think you have lost all because we’re right behind you. Be strong,” the 2013/AFCON winning hit man wrote.