Inter Miami Eyeing Patrick Vieira as Their Head Coach

Patrick Vieira in 2017. Photo by Mike Lawrence/ISI/REX/Shutterstock

David Beckham-owned FC Inter Miami are set to make their MLS debut in 2020, but the team is still without a head coach. As it turns out, one of the reasons for this might be that their desired candidate needs some convincing.

British Telegraph reported on Wednesday that Miami is looking to secure services of Arsenal legend and current Nice manager Patrick Vieira. According to the magazine, Vieira emerged as the team’s preferred candidate and they are set on making him a big offer to lure him back to MLS.

Vieira already has experience of coaching in MLS, as he served NYCFC’s manager between 2016 and 2018. He took over Nice ahead of 2018/19 season, leading them to a seventh-place finish in Ligue 1 in his first season. This season, however, the team is struggling and sits on the 15th spot.

Inter Miami is reportedly determined to make a big name hiring, with some prominent names already being linked with the club in previous months. Some of the candidates include River Plate’s Marcelo Gallardo and Belgium’s national team manager, Roberto Martinez.