While Patrick Vieira missed out on the job as Arsenal ‘s manager to Unai Emeri, he could still end up one day at the helm of the club where he made a name for himself. At least if you ask his former Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger.
Wenger recently spoke with Canal Football Club about Vieira’s rise as a coach and stated that he thinks he is destined to coach Arsenal one day.
“I see him as the Arsenal coach one day because I think he is too young to go directly into international football,” – said Wenger. “I think his life will go through club football. He has constructed his career intelligently and patiently.”
“He left when he was young, he went to New York, he is now in Nice, and he has taken time to mature and learn his profession,” – he added. “And something you can’t give: he has a natural charisma, he is both elegant and authoritative.”
Patrick Vieira played with Arsenal for almost 10 years and managed to win several trophies with the team including three Premier League titles. He also played with Juventus, Inter Milan, and Manchester City before retiring in 2011.
Vieira started his coaching career with Man City’s youth ranks before taking over MLS side NYFC in 2016. He spent three years in MLS compiling the 40-22-28 record.
Vieira took over French Ligue 1 club Nice in June 2018 and is currently doing a solid job as the team sits on the eighth spot in the league.