Former Manchester United and Juventus defender Patrice Evra has announced his retirement from football.
The 38-year-old also played for Monaco, Nice and Marseille during a glittering 20-year playing career, which ended with a short spell at West Ham in 2018.
The defender won 21 major honours throughout his career as well as earning 81 caps for France.
Evra has revealed that he has already started preparations to become a coach and says he has the backing of legendary United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
"My playing career is officially over," he told Gazzetta dello Sport. "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. Sir Alex Ferguson had predicted at the time that two of his players would become coaches of a high level: Ryan Giggs and Patrice Evra."