Former Juventus left-back Patrice Evra has announced his retirement from professional football and that he will be ready to coach in 18 months.
French left-back Patrice Evra has been playing professionally since 1998.
But the last time he played an official match was in 2018 with West Ham United.
Now more than six months after his last match, he has retired officially from professional football.
“My playing career has officially ended,” he was quoted by Football Italia.
“I started a course for my UEFA B license in 2013. Now I want to finish it and then move on to my UEFA A.”
“In short, I’ll be ready to coach a team in 18 months,” he explained.
“Everyone I worked with gave me a lot in my career, but in different ways. Salvioni, who coached me at Nice, taught me how to be humble.”
“He convinced me to play as a left-back, which I thought was limiting because I preferred to play further forward,” he commented.
“Deschamps taught me that winning was the most important thing, while with Ferguson I realized winning was only normal.”
Evra remembered: “I see Sir Alex as a father, he took me as I am – sometimes a leader, sometimes arrogant.”
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— Patrice Evra (@Evra) July 29, 2019