Evra returns to United in youth coach role

Cape Town - Patrice Evra has confirmed his return to Manchester United as a youth team coach, after hanging up his boots for good in the off-season.

Evra retired from playing in July and has wasted little time in taking the next steps of his career.

The Frenchman will undertake his UEFA coaching badges while he works with Neil Ryan's United U18 team.

Evra, who won three Premier League titles and became a European champion in eight years at Old Trafford, had last featured for West Ham in 2018.

The former left-back spoke of his desire to manage in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, saying: "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."

And, in a statement posted to his Instagram followers, Evra wrote: "I can't describe how I feel right now!

"Just wearing the training coach kit made me one of the most happy man. Thank you Manchester United for helping me to complete my coach badges!"

- TeamTalk Media