Turkish club, Galatasaray has offered aid to former Ivorian defender, Emmanuel Eboue.
The club is offering him a coaching job. The gesture is geared towards assisting Eboue pick up the pieces of his life after a harrowing experience in which he contemplated suicide.
Eboue had revealed that he was broke. He was reported to slept in palatial home and drove expensive cars in his playing days and divorced his wife.
He played for Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side between 2004 and 2011.
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.”
Eboue earned significant income playing for Arsenal at the height of his career, and was also on a reported £1.5 million annual salary playing for Turkish giants, Galatasaray.
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.
On Monday, there was cheering news from Galatasaray who said they would hand an academy coaching role to 34-year-old Eboue.