Nicolas Anelka has been just about everywhere over the course of his illustrious career.
As high-profile a player as the Frenchman was in his day, he also had his fair share of ups and downs.
Before retiring in 2015, he had played for 12 different clubs, featuring for Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Bolton, and Chelsea in England alone.
The 37-year-old’s CV also boasts time at Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain (before they were good), and later stints in China and India.
However, there’s always been one big problem with the striker.
It’s summed up by his unfortunate nickname of ‘Le Sulk’.
Whether it’s true or not, there has always been a consensus, at least in European football, that Anelka finds it difficult to get on with people – hence him moving around so many times.
That reputation may be following him, and in his retirement, it could explain why he hasn’t been offered a role with one of his massive former clubs – they just don’t want to take the risk.
Yet, Goal report that Anelka’s now back in football, taking a job as a consultant with Roda JC – no, we’re none the wiser either.
Roda are a Dutch side and have recently been taken over by Aleksei Korotaev, who has brought in the star to help them start scoring goals – they’ve managed just 12 in their 20 league games this term, leaving them second bottom of the Eredivsie.