Second chance! Galatasaray offers Eboue coaching job


Following Emmanuel Eboue’s confession that he is broke and had thought of committing suicide, a Turkish club, Galatasaray, have extended a coaching job to him.

The former Arsenal defender revealed had a bitter divorce battle with his estranged Belgian wife Aurelie, which stripped him of all of his assets.

In a tell-all interview with Daily Mirror, the Ivorian national said he could no longer afford a lawyer and sometimes spent the night on a floor of a friend’s house, including using public transport.

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According to Eboue, who got married at the age of 20, he went broke after his ex-wife won custody of their kids and controlled of all his assets by exploiting his poor education.

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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.


Eboue has now been offered a lifeline by his former club as an assistant coach of Galatasaray’s under-14.

Speaking on his appointment, Gala head coach, Fatish Terim, told CNN Turk that he would give the former Ivory Coast full-back the role of under-14 assistant coach at the club.

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Terim said: ‘We heard news about Eboue in the dressing room, I was informed there. We will do whatever we can to help my friend.’