Mamadou Sakho: Ex-Liverpool star set to be jobless after grabbing coach's collar and knocking him down in training bust-up

Mamadou Sakho could become jobless after bust-up with his coach. (Photo Credit: Daily Mail)

Mamadou Sakho: Ex-Liverpool star set to be jobless after grabbing coach's collar and knocking him down in training bust-up

Izuchukwu Akawor 10:14 - 25.10.2023

Former Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho is facing the sack after a training bust-up with his coach at Montpellier.

Former Liverpool defender, Mamadou Sakho, is in trouble after he attacked his manager at Ligue 1 side, Montpellier.

Sakho is reportedly facing the sack as he had the bust-up with his club manager, Michel Der Zakarian, during their Tuesday training session.

Mamadou Sakho’s troubles

The 33-year-old spent eight years with Premier League giants, Liverpool and Crystal Palace before returning home to France.

Sakho has been at Montpellier since 2021 but his future at the club now looks uncertain following a fight with coach. 

Montpellier defender, Mamadou Sakho. (Photo Credit: Daily Mail)

According to a report by Daily Mail, the defender and coach had a heated exchange, resulting in Sakho grabbing Der Zakarian by his collar, and knocking him to the ground after training. 

Zakarian’s crime was that he failed to give a foul in favour of the former Crystal Palace man, who reacted furiously before leaving the training pitch.

Montpellier's boss, Michel Der Zakarian
Montpellier's boss, Michel Der Zakarian had already told Sakho he is not a part of his plan. (Photo Credit: Daily Mail)

The coach reportedly reacted to Sakho walking out of training by telling the defender that the training was ‘not a la carte,’ the report added.

This comment from the coach angered the former Premier League star who then reacted by knocking the manager to the ground before his teammates and staff stepped in to stop an escalation.

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Coach Der Zakarian was left furious as he banged on the walls and doors to let out his frustration.

Following the incident, the defender could become jobless after his misconduct if the club decides to take things further.

Sakho, who has made just one league appearance this season for the club, could have played his last for the club as he had already been told he is no longer a part of the coach’s plans. 

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