Patrick Vieira could not ignore Arsenal if the manager’s job was offered.
Arsenal has produced some of the world’s best footballers in the last two decades, and a number of them are cutting their teeth as managers.
One ex –Gunner who has been impressing as a manager is Patrick Vieira and he may just become the next Arsenal manager.
Arsenal is currently without a permanent manager after they fired Unai Emery. The Spaniard had a tough 18 months on the job but he was let go after his team went seven games without a win.
They have made Freddie Ljungberg their interim manager, but a permanent managerial appointment is imminent.
Patrick Vieira is one of those being mentioned to become their next boss, and the Nice manager has admitted that he would take up the job if it was offered to him.
While insisting that he is currently committed to Nice, Vieira admitted that after spending nine years playing for Arsenal it would be hard for him to say no to them.
“You can never ignore a club where you’ve spent nine years,” the 43-year-old ‘Invincible’ told Canal + per Goal.com after watching his side record a 4-1 win over lowly Metz on Saturday.
“But, honestly, I’m focused on this project at Nice, I feel very good here. It’s a very exciting project.
“I’ve always said that I’m very happy in Nice. We’re all working to move the club forward and there is potential.”
At least Vieira does have management experienced as opposed to the likes of Mike Arteta. But would he really be the right man for the job? I don’t think so. An experienced manager is what is required considering the state the club is in right now.