Two English teams want to bring Arsenal legend back to the country

Patrick Vieira has been linked with a return to management in England after being fired by Nice earlier in the season.

The former Arsenal midfielder is one of several former Arsene Wenger players who are trying their luck at management after their playing career.

After enjoying some success at New York City FC, Vieira returned to Europe with Nice, but his team made a poor start to this season and he paid with his job.

The former combative midfielder is now unattached, but he might return to a team’s bench sooner than expected.

L’Equipe via Mail Sport says he has interest from two unnamed English teams about their managerial role.

The report didn’t disclose if they are Premier League or Championship teams, but it says he has rejected offers to manage in the Middle East because he wants to remain in Europe.

He has been linked with the Arsenal managerial role before, but he would need to achieve some considerable success before he gets that, even though the Gunners took a chance on Mikel Arteta.

Arteta bought himself some time when he won the FA Cup in his first season at the helm but his team has continued to struggle to get good results consistently.

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4 Comments

  1. Wyoming says:

    Vieira’s managerial career is moderate at best.
    Arteta has learned a lot in two seasons and can only improve this side.
    Crazy to think that home losses to Burnley Wolves Leicester Villa and home draws to Palace and now Fulham cost us clear 3rd place.
    But every team has a similar story.
    The League is so much harder today. Every club has a billionaire owner quality players and a top manager.
    The old top four is now a top ten.
    Apart from Man City and a rejuvenated Man U every PL club is beatable. 3rd to 10th is very close.
    A terrible Everton is just 7 points off 3rd. Since Christmas Spurs has lost 7 out of 10 yet sit just 6 points off 3rd.
    Arsenal’s poor season still sees us just ten points off 3rd after 32 rounds.
    Yet we have had some highly impressive wins. Beating MU and Leicester away and home wins over Spurs and Chelsea.
    Now it’s all down to the EL. Which we can win with Odegaard Tierney and Aubameyang soon to return.
    With the crowds returning soon home losses will diminish but away wins will also be more difficult.
    Arsenal has been through a lot of painful adjustment and Arteta now knows a lot about this squad.
    Any new manager would need two years of learning.
    It makes sense to let Arteta use those learning experiences to implement his plan next season.
    Now is not the time to start all over again….again.
    A very interesting new season awaits.

    1. Gary says:

      Totally agree, the youth in this team is incredible. Sprinkle that with a creative midfielder a good CB along with a returning Saliba and we could have something here. Arteta has Donne a decent job but needs to see it through at least another window

  2. Armoury says:

    It’s better we try someone else because Arteta is taking us backwards. He’s got all the ammunition at his disposal but cannot fully utilize it

  3. Mogunna says:

    He must get a job in a smaller team, midtable is where we at.

    Meaning a Newcastle or Southampton, would be perfect or can see him do well at Wolves…

    Not make Arteta error or even Lampard who had bit more experience but not enough to take Chelsea before 2 seasons.

    Unless Wenger comes back to head club, support, advise as Sir Alex at MU with Sholjkier, Arsenal is very hard job.

    You must fo better than previous coach; or useless. Finished 8th, Europe saved by cup. Now we may finish bellow 10th…

    Mourinho is out…

    He messed up last nite, mismanaging, instead to rest xhaka, laca, Saka we almost lost them. Team was tired, pushing as much but tired. Rotation was a must!

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