New Nice manager Patrick Vieira insists his Arsenal success ‘no longer counts’

Annette Crawford
June 11, 2018

After various coaching roles at Manchester City, Vieira became head coach at New York City FC in 2016, with the club steadily improving since.

The former France worldwide midfielder will take the reins from Lucien Favre, who departed the side at the end of the season to move to Borussia Dortmund.

The former Arsenal skipper left his post as head coach of Major League soccer side New York City FC to replace Lucien Favre at the Allianz Riviera.

The World Cup winner's experience in the league came at the beginning of his playing career from 1993 to 1996, with Cannes.

In 2011, he retired after a spell back in England with Manchester City and after winning 107 French caps.

Vieira is set to take his three assistants with him to Nice - Christian Lattanzio, Kristian Wilson, and Matt Cook - all of whom previously worked for him with Manchester City's youth squad.


Vieira, 41, stepped down as NYCFC coach on Sunday following two successful years with the MLS club.

"Though I have enjoyed a wonderful 11 years working alongside my colleague and close friend Pep Guardiola - it has always been my ambition to manage a team again and I really couldn't have hoped for a better opportunity than at this football club", Torrent told the official New York City FC website.

Vieira was due to be officially unveiled later Monday.

"Vieira departs after two and a half years at the helm having led the team to two consecutive play-off appearances and with a current second place standing in the Eastern Conference".

Balotelli and Vieira played together at City and Inter Milan. You are not only a great coach but also a fantastic person. "But I take one thing at a time".

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