Mamadou Sakho leaves Montpellier after clash with manager
Following a training clash with manager Michel der Zakarian, Montpellier defender Mamadou Sakho has left the club.
According to L’Equipe, the ex-Liverpool player stormed off after his manager did not give him a foul in training, and later grabbed and knocked Der Zakarian over in anger.
It has been agreed in good faith by both parties to end the contract after 10 days of reflection, according to a statement from the club.
Sakho later wrote on social media that he declined all responsibility.
A 33-year-old added: “When respect is no longer being shown, you must leave the table.”
It is estimated that the former France international, who also played for Crystal Palace, played 49 times for Montpellier since his move in July 2021, but only six of those were after the arrival of Armenian Der Zakarian in February.
Liverpool terminated Sakho’s contract for disciplinary reasons as well.
As a result, he was sent home from Liverpool’s pre-season tour of the United States in July 2016 after being late on three separate occasions, and he joined Crystal Palace, initially on loan, in February 2017.