Galatasary have offered Emmanuel Eboue a lifeline after the former Arsenal defender revealed he had contemplated suicide after falling on hard times.
The Gunners cult hero admitted he had seriously considered taking his own life after financial mismanagement has left him penniless with a bitter divorce meaning he has been estranged from his three children since the summer.
However help is at hand after the Turkish giants said they would hand an academy coaching role to the hard-up 34-year-old.
Gala boss Fatish Terim, who has taken over at the Istanbul club for the fourth time in his career, told CNN Turk that he would give the former 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.’
Eboue, who played in the 2006 Champions League final for the Gunners against Barcelona, earned millions in a seven year Premier League career, slept in a palatial home and drove expensive cars, was said to be delighted at the offer.