FOOTBALL- Former Arsenal star Patrick Vieira has been appointed the coach of Ligue 1 side OGC Nice in place of Lucien Favre, the French club said on Monday.
“Through its chairman Jean-Pierre Rivere, OGC Nice has announced it was looking for a coach with the ability to continue to play flowing football, bring on young players and take the risk of having them evolve while bringing a winning spirit to the table. That coach is Patrick Vieira,” the Riviera club said.
Favre has joined German club Borussia Dortmund while Vieira has signed a three year deal.
To take the new job, Vieira will leave his position as the manager of major league Soccer side New York City FC. Vieira retired from football in 2011. Since then he has moved into coaching and managed under-19 and under-21 Manchester City teams before coaching New York.