Manchester City have announced that Patrick Vieira is leaving New York City FC to take over at Ligue 1 side OGC Nice.
Vieira joined Manchester City as a player in 2010 and after retiring as a player went on to coach the Elite Development Squad before remaining in the City Football Group with a move to New York City FC.
It will be Vieira’s first test as a coach in Europe, and considering he has been named as a potential successor to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, could be seen as the next trial run for the Etihad job in future.
According to RMC Sport recently, Vieira’s contract at the Allianz Riviera will run until 2021 – coincidentally the same time Guardiola’s City deal runs out.
One of Pep Guardiola’s assistants, Rodolfo Borrell, has today emerged as the leading candidate to replace Vieira at New York City FC.
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