Nice Manager Patrick Vieira Denies Inter Miami Rumors

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

Inter Miami is still without a head coach despite the fact that they will have their inaugural MLS season in 2020. David Beckham’s team has been linked with several high-profile names recently, with former NYCFC manager Patrick Vieira emerging as a top candidate for the job. Still, it seems like Vieira, who currently coaches Ligue 1 side Nice, doesn’t have intentions to get back to the U.S.

Vieira was recently asked by reporters whether he would consider taking another job, and the Frenchman denied such a possibility saying he is happy with his current club.

“It’s flattering seeing your name everywhere but I am under contract with Nice,” said Vieira. “I have known since I arrived how lucky I am to be involved with this club’s project. I don’t have any intention or desire to go and look elsewhere.”

Vieira was also linked with his former club Arsenal as a replacement for Unai Emery, but the club went on and appointed Manchester City’s assistant Mikel Arteta as their new manager.

Inter Miami reportedly also tried to get legendary Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti, who was recently fired by Seria A side Napoli. However, Ancelotti decided to take on the more lucrative offer from the Premier League and become the boss of Everton.