Patrice Evra has begun the steps into football management at Manchester United.
Patrice Evra is apparently serving a form of internship to complete UEFA coaching badges.
According to an interview reported by Goal.com, Evra spoke of his desire to complete his coaching qualifications, when he announced his retirement from football.
He believed that in time, this would then hopefully lead to him having his own team.
“My playing career is officially over.”
“I started training for the UEFA B Coaching License in 2013.”
“Now I want to finish it and then go on to get the UEFA A license.”
“In a year and a half, if everything goes well, I’ll be ready to lead a team.”
It has been over a year since Evra kicked a ball in anger.
Only recently did he confirm that he was officially retired from playing football.
He has been liked with a return to United, after being pictured at several games, both home and away. Evra was spotted in deep conversation with United boardroom frontman Ed Woodward.
This sparked speculation of Evra being a contender for the new technical director/director of football.
After a recent social media post, it appears that Evra is now pursuing his coaching and managerial career. His former club United are lending a helping hand.
“I can’t describe how I feel right now!!!” Evra wrote on Instagram.
“Just wearing that training coach kit made me one of the most happy man thank you @manchesterunited for helping me to complete my coach badges!!!
“Day one done.”
I can’t describe how I feel right now! ! Just wearing the coach kit made me one of the most happiest man. Thanks @ManUtd for helping me complete my coach badges. Day done… done! #ilovethisgame #mufc #positive4evra #family #love pic.twitter.com/nb7zvR4fVX
— Patrice Evra (@Evra) September 10, 2019
Evra has become synonymous with his often bizarre and sometimes outrageous social media posts. It appears that this time though that this is serious business.
United appear to be working on bringing back players of old into the fold. Where Evra would fit in in the long term remains to be seen.
His almost ten years at United were certainly trophy laden. A Champions League, Five Premier Leagues and three League Cups.