Deschamps will reach out to Evra

France head coach Didier Deschamps claimed he will reach out to Evra privately, after the full-back got sacked by Marseille

The 36-year-old defender got “fired” from Marseille after the player kicked a fan before the team’s Europa League game. Deschamps says he will contact Evra directly over the “complicated” situation.

The former Manchester United star had his contract terminated after Evra got suspended from UEFA competitions until the end of the year.
The Frenchman had an altercation with a group of travelling fans and he reportedly kicked one of the supporters before the start of the Ligue 1 side’s defeat against Vitoria Guimaraes in the Europa League.

After the incident, some Marseille fans demanded the sack of the full-back, holding up banners saying “Evra get out” during the team’s 5-0 victory over Caen last weekend.

As France finished second at Euro 2016, Evra started every single game for the national XI. The head coach claimed he will not go through the media, instead he will send a private message to the defender.

Deschamps also coached Patrice Evra when he was the manager at Monaco for 3 seasons between 2002-05.

Maxime Lopez, Marseille, Ligue 1

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“The decisions that have been made, I’m not here to judge them,” the coach said after France defeated Wales 2-0 on Friday.

“I will not go through you [the media] to give him a message. To give him a message I will do it directly, as I have always done,” he added.

Deschamps stood up for his player, saying it’s not easy for Evra either, being in this situation.

“His situation is very complicated, and I wouldn’t wish anyone to be in this situation.”

“But these actions have happened. They are there, they are heavy,” the manager said.

France will play a friendly against current world champions Germany on November 14 as their last game of this international break.


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