'I'm having talks behind the scenes...but I don't know what role I will have': Patrice Evra reveals plans for a sensational return to Manchester Unite
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- Patrice Evra has spent time at Carrington training for his coaching badges
- The former Man United defender wants to take up a role as a coach for United
- The Frenchman previously tweeted his desire to help Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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Patrice Evra has revealed that talks are ongoing regarding a role in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s backroom staff as the former Manchester United plots a sensational return to Old Trafford.
Evra, 38, retired from playing last month and has been undergoing training for his coaching badges at Carrington, United’s training base.
The Frenchman has been open in discussing his desires to take up a coaching role at the club he enjoyed overwhelming success with between 2006 and 2014. As a guest pundit on Sky Sport’s Monday Night Football, Evra said that talks are being held with the club regarding a backroom position.
Patrice Evra has revealed talks are ongoing with Man United over a coaching role at the club
Evra, 38, has been close to the club since retiring and is training for his coaching badges
‘I’m having some important talks behind the scenes, we’re talking about whether I work in a certain role – we’ll see,’ he said.
‘In life I want to do everything, but I want a role where I can get my hands dirty, it’s because I want my club to be back to the best in the world – but I don’t know what role I will have. ‘
Evra discussed what he has been up to since retiring, having been unable to secure a contract following his release from West Ham United in 2018.
The former defender has been open with his desire to help out at the club in some capacity
The Frenchman is highly regarded by United fans having enjoyed huge success at the club
He said: ‘I just retired five weeks ago. I would say I’m enjoying life I’m doing my coaching badges with Man Utd, but I want to make it clear because people think I’m working for United but I’m not, I’m just doing my badges. Been busy, and now doing this with you guys tonight.’
Last month, Evra caused a stir among United fans when he tweeted his plans to help the club turn around their poor form.
Posting after the 2-0 defeat at West Ham, Evra said: ‘I think it’s time to get our hands dirty! @ManUtd board, are you ready to let us help you guys…?’
The former defender is regarded highly by United supporters since he left Old Trafford in 2014. Evra won five Premier League titles, three League Cups and one Champions League trophy as a player under Sir Alex Ferguson, and later, David Moyes.