Former France, Monaco, Manchester United, Juventus and Marseille left-back Patrice Evra has announced his intention to move in to the coaching game a year after calling time on a storied playing career.
After his dismissal from OM for assaulting a supporter and one last failed experiment at West Ham, Patrice Evra announced his retirement in July 2019. Since then, the former left-back has considered his future and begun training to become a coach.
'I'll take what the universe gives me'
"I want to coach, anywhere," he told the official website of Manchester United, where he played for eight seasons (2006-2014). "What team do I want to coach? I don't know. I'll take what the universe gives me. I don't set goals for myself. I never set goals in life because if you don't reach them, you're disappointed."
Despite not setting goals, Evra does have some ideas about how this next phase of his professional career will unfold.
'Start from scratch'
"Some players think that because they've had such a great career, they're going to be top-level coaches," he said. "But no, you all start from scratch. So I'm starting from the beginning and working my way up. If you want to be a great manager, you have to start from scratch and forget the player you were."