Ex-Arsenal star Emmanuel Eboue has been offered a coaching role at former club Galatasaray after manager Fatih Terim read quotes about his tragic meltdown that almost led to suicide.
Eboue told the Daily Mirror how he lost everything after divorcing his wife, and how it nearly led him to taking his own life. Galatasaray boss Terim saw the shocking quotes and the former Ivory Coast full-back has been offered the job of under-14 assistant coach at the Turkish club.
The Ivory Coast star who won 79 caps and played for Arsenal between 2005 and 2011 took home a seven-digit sum every year during his time in North London, earning a further £1.5 million annually playing for Gala.
However, with his former wife Aurelie being awarded of all the couple’s assets, he has been forced to dodge police and bailiffs following a court order – insisting he hand over his home in Enfield to her.
But things could be looking up for Eboue with the job offer. He said: ‘I would be very happy if Fatih gave me the duty in Galatasaray.
Terim spoke to CNN about the matter, saying: “We heard news about Eboue in the dressing room, I was informed there, we will do whatever we can to help my friend.” Eboue, now 34, spoke of his appreciation for his former manager in Istanbul.