Former Arsenal and Ivorian football star, Emmanuel Eboue has received a major lifeline from one of his previous clubs, Galatasaray.
It is understood that the Turkish Giants have offered Eboue a coaching role to enable him to get back on his feet after his dark twist of fortune turned into a web sensation and his thought about suicide sent a chill down the spines on football fans around the world.
The Turkish side said they would hand the Ivorian an academy coaching role to the 34-year-old.
Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim, who has assumed control at the Istanbul club for the fourth time in his career, revealed to CNN Turk that he would give the Ivory Coast full-back the role of under-14 assistant coach at the club.
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.”
Reacting, Eboue said: “I would be very happy if Fatih gave me the duty in Galatasaray.“Fatih Terim is my father, I love him very much, I do everything for him because I love him very much”, Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
Emmanuel Eboue, who played football at its peak, slept in a palatial home and drove expensive cars, recently disclosed he is bankrupt.
Speaking to The Sunday Mirror, he said: “I want God to help me. Only he can help take these [suicidal] thoughts from my mind.“It hurts me a lot [not to see his children]. They used to call me. But now, no contact. It pains me to be alone without them.”