Where is Patrick Vieira now?
Arguably one of the greatest midfielders to have ever graced the Premier League, Patrick Vieira decided to hang up his boots in July 2011 after spending two seasons at Manchester City.
Vieira’s impressive trophy haul from his club playing career includes three Premier League titles. four FA Cup wins and four Serie A title wins.
He also won the 1998 FIFA World Cup, the UEFA European Championships in 2000 and the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2001 with France.
Upon retiring from playing Vieira was immediately appointed as football development executive at Manchester City with a role to oversee aspects such as youth development, commercial partners and the club’s social responsibility programme ‘City in the Community’.
Two years later he was appointed in his first coaching role as head of their Elite Development Squad.
Highlights of his coaching career at City include taking the under 19’s through to the last 16 of a major European competition for the first time and also guiding the under 21’s to the Premier League Cup Final.
Following his success with the City development sides, Vieira was appointed as manager of Manchester City’s sister club New York City where he coached the likes of Frank Lampard, Andrea Pirlo and David Villa.
Vieira’s first full season in the MLS was deemed a huge success and he guided his side to second place in the Eastern Conference and reached their first ever play-off.
He improved on this position in his second season and led his New York City side to a second place finish in the combined MLS standings.
With his stock rising, Vieira was amongst the leading contenders to replace outgoing manager Arsene Wenger at Arsenal at the end of the 2017/18 season but he lost out to Unai Emery.
He instead returned to his native France where he was appointed in his current role as manager of Ligue 1 side Nice in June 2018.
In 2016 Vieira was awarded a tribute award from the Football Writer’s Association for his contribution to English football.
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Patrick Vieira: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Arsenal, Manchester City|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com