In an official statement on Instagram, Mamadou Sakho (33) has confirmed that he is leaving Montpellier. This comes after an incident at the Ligue 1 club’s training ground where the former Liverpool defender was involved in a fight with Montpellier manager Michel Der Zakarian, according to L’Équipe.
The Armenian head coach reportedly called the former France international a “crybaby” to which Sakho did not respond too kindly and the altercation unfolded. Following the aftermath of the training ground incident, the 34-year-old has confirmed his departure from MHSC.
In his statement, Sakho has said that he “declines all responsibility” for the altercation with Michel Der Zakarian and puts the incident down to the reasoning behind “ending his collaboration with Montpellier”. The former Paris Saint-Germain defender thanked the players, who he called his “little brothers”, La Paillade’s sporting director, Bruno Carotti and club president Laurent Nicollin. Sakho’s statement includes no mention of Der Zakarian. The centre-back is now available as a free agent.
GFFN | Liam Wraith