Steven Gerrard has secured his first job since being sacked by Aston Villa after being confirmed as a “brand ambassador” for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Gerrard, 42, was relieved of his duties as Villa boss following the 3-0 loss to Fulham at Craven Cottage, which came just under a year after he was appointed as Dean Smith’s successor in November 2021.
Villa have moved on to a new era under former Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal boss Unai Emery, with Gerrard now securing his next role following his disappointing tenure in the West Midlands.
Despite being linked to a number of managerial jobs such as Wigan Athletic and Besiktas, Gerrard’s new job is with online gambling site M88 Mansion. The Liverpool legend will work as a “brand ambassador” for the bookmaker, while he waits on any future roles within football management.
Speaking on the decision to take on the role ahead of the tournament, Gerrard revealed how “delighted” he was regarding the opportunity after becoming the company’s first official ambassador for the tournament. “I am delighted to join M88 Mansion as their brand ambassador for the World Cup,” said Gerrard.
“I couldn’t be more excited to share my experiences from my time on the field, especially my views and opinion to the Asian sports fans regarding the upcoming World Cup.”
The company states the ambassador’s role is to “focus on bolstering the company’s positions in the Southeast Asian market and engage with local sports and soccer fans through digital channels and various promotional activities tailored to regional preferences.”