Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Eboue has been offered a chance to make steady income by his former club Galatasaray after his heart-breaking riches-to-rags story went viral.
The Ivorian defender had revealed how he lost millions of pounds of his earnings and gone from a rich football star to a poor man on the brink of suicide.
Turkish giants Galatasaray have now offered the 34-year-old a job as an assistant coach with one of their youth sides.
Galatasaray manager Fatish Terim told CNN Turk that he would give the former Arsenal star the role of under-14 assistant coach.
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.”
Eboue, who played for Arsenal for seven years between 2004 and 2011, and Gala from 2011 and 2016, had told the Mirror he was seeking divine intervention to prevent him from taking his own life.
“I want God to help me,” Eboue told the Mirror. “Only he can help take these thoughts from my mind.”
Eboue narrated to the Mirror his heartbreaking story of financial ruin, mostly pointing the finger at his estranged wife Aurelie and his own naivety.
Eboue told the British tabloid that he lost all his money to Aurelie, who he claimed also handled his finances, in their divorce settlement and has been ordered to also give up his house in London to the ex-wife.