OGC Nice chief expresses desire to coach Arsenal at some point in his career

By | October 17, 2019

Patrick Vieira admits he’d welcome the opportunity to manage his former club, Arsenal after the Spanish head coach Unai Emery.

The 43-year-old tactician, who won three PL titles as a player at Arsenal and captained the Gunners for three years, is currently in his second campaign as manager of OGC Nice.

Vieira began his managerial career in the United States, Major League Soccer (MLS), at New York City FC before making the switch to Ligue 1, while he guided OGC Nice to a seventh-placed finish in his first campaign at the club.

The World Cup winner also held brief negotiations with Arsenal following Arsene Wenger’s departure the previous year but the Gunners opted to replace the legendary Frenchman with Unai Emery.

But when asked by a French TV channel RMC Sport about potentially managing the north London heavyweights in the future, Vieira says he’d be keen to take the job: ‘Yes, like any player, when we do this job we want to touch the very highest level.

‘But the very high level I can touch with Nice from the moment we give ourselves the means to succeed and from the moment the way which we work is quite consistent.

‘But we do this job, and I do this job, to one day to be the coach of a team that participates in the Champions League.’

Meantime, Bristol City will make another attempt to land Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah, who currently is out on loan at Leeds United, at the start of 2020, the Sun reports.