Turkish giants Galatasaray have offered a job to former defender, Emmanuel Eboue who is now broke after losing all his money and assets to his ex-wife following a bitter divorce settlement.
Eboue in a recent interview revealed how he almost took to his own life after financial mismanagement and a bitter divorce left him penniless.
He had said:
I can’t afford the money to continue to have any lawyer or barrister. I am in the house but I am scared. Because I don’t know what time the police will come. Sometimes I shut off the lights because I don’t want people to know that I am inside. I put everything behind the door. My own house. I suffered to buy my house but I am now scared. I am not going to sell my clothes or sell what I have. I will fight until the end because it is not fair.
Following his startling revelations, Galatasaray where the 34-year-old played between 2011 and 2016 after leaving Arsenal in 2011, have offered him a role as an academy coach.
According to Gala boss, Fatih Terim, the former Cote d’Ivoire international would be handed a coaching role in the club’s Under-14.
We heard news about Eboue in the dressing room, I was informed there, we will do whatever we can to help my friend. Terim told CNN.
The former Cote d’Ivoire defender earned millions in foreign currencies during his football career that saw him play in France, England and Turkey.
At Arsenal where he became fans’ favourite, he earned a seven-digit sum before a move to Turkey where he took home a further £1.5 million annually at Gala.
The former defender who admitted to being not well educated while growing up in Cote d’Ivoire’s capital Abidjan allowed his wife, Aurelie to manage and run his finances.
However, he lost alot of money due to financial mismanagement and divorce from his ex wife. Eboue is left sleeping at a friend’s house and washing his own clothes because he can’t afford a washing machine anymore.
Even more heartbreaking for the former Arsenal defender is the fact that he has not been able to see his three children- nine-year-old son Mathis, 14-year old daughter Clara and 12-year-old Maeva.
Fortunately, the job offered by Galatasaray is a huge lifeline for the defender that will enable him get back on his feet.
Arsenal are yet to make any comment on Eboue’s situation.