Former Manchester United and France star, Patrice Evra, has confirmed his retirement from football at the age of 38.
Evra, who was one of the best left backs in the world during his peak years, called an end to a career that has lasted 20 years.
The Frenchman enjoyed the most successful spell of his career in England where he won 10 major honours in eight years before leaving for Juventus where he won four more trophies.
He announced his retirement on Monday, July 29, 2019, while speaking to ‘Gazzetta Dello Sport’:.
"My playing career is officially over," he said.
The 38-year-old is now looking to become a football manager in the nearest future when he is done with his coaching badges.
"I started training for the UEFA B Coaching Licence in 2013, now I want to finish it and then go on to get the UEFA A licence.
"In a year and a half, if everything goes well, I’ll be ready to lead a team," Evra affirmed.
Following up on the news of his retirement, Evra later shared a six-minute video highlights of his career on Instagram with the caption: 'Merci Au Revoir,' which translates to 'Thank you, goodbye' in English.
2006–2014 Manchester United
2018 West Ham United
International: France (81 caps)