Evra: Sir Alex said Giggs and I would become a great coach
The former manager encouraged the defender to pursue a career in the dug-out once he has hung up his boots after singling him out before stepping down at Manchester United
Patrice Evra has revealed he is planning to becoming a coach when he retires after being tipped for the top by former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
The defender spent seven seasons plying his trade under Sir Alex at Old Trafford, winning five Premier League titles, three League Cups and the Champions League once before the Scot retired in 2013.
Evra, now closing in on a Serie A title after joining Juventus in the summer, has already studied for badges and is confident of moving into coaching after being advised to do so by the legendary United boss
"Before he left, Ferguson called me into his office," the Frenchman told Canal Plus.
"He said to me, 'Pat, I'm going to tell you something very important. There are two players in this team that are going to become great trainers: Ryan Giggs and you.'
"So, I got some of my coaching credentials while still in Manchester. Now I want to get my coaching diploma and then we'll see."
Evra spent another year at United after Sir Alex's retirement before joining Juve on a free transfer.
Giggs, meanwhile, has already begun his coaching career and is serving as an assistant to Louis van Gaal at United after a temporary stint as player-manager following the sacking of David Moyes last season.