Robbie Fowler Lands New Head Coach Role in Saudi Arabia
Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Reuben Neves and N’Golo Kante have already made the switch. Now Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler is the latest addition to the roster of superstars in the booming Saudi Arabian soccer landscape.
Football Careers client Robbie has this week been named the new Head Coach of ambitious second-tier club Al-Qadisiyah.
It will be the fourth challenge of a far-flung managerial career for 48-year-old Fowler, who began his coaching journey with Muangthong United in Thailand at the end of his playing career in 2011.
He returned to the UK to take up a coaching post in the Liverpool Academy before landing the managerial job at Australian A-League club Brisbane Roar in 2019.
Fowler’s last management role was in the Indian Super League with East Bengal FC, a post he left during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, and he has since been coaching at EFL League One side Oxford United.
Now he is looking out his passport again for another career adventure in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia continues to attract worldwide attention with a series of marquee signings.
Al-Qadisiyah were relegated from the Saudi Pro League two seasons ago but with new backing from global oil giant Aramco, they are poised to launch a promotion drive with Fowler at the helm, supported by newly appointed Technical Director Carlos Anton.
Aramco is one of a number of new cash-rich investors aiming to raise the profile and stature of domestic football in Saudia Arabia following the national team’s spirited performances at the 2022 World Cup, which included a stunning group stage victory over eventual winners Argentina.
Anfield legend Fowler scored 183 goals in 369 matches during two spells at Liverpool and also played for Leeds United and Manchester City. He is the eighth top scorer in the English Premier League and won 26 international caps.