Nice manager Patrick Vieira has refused to be drawn on whether he would be interested in becoming Arsenal manager following the sacking of Unai Emery.
The former Gunners captain has been mentioned as a possible successor to the Spaniard, and when asked about the vacant position following Nice’s 3-1 win against Angers yesterday, Vieira replied:
“There are things I don’t control. People say a lot of things in this industry, whether they’re true or not. I have nothing to say on the matter. Like you, I read things, watch things and listen to things. That’s all. I have never said I wanted to leave Nice!”
“Maybe one day I’ll be sacked without wanting to leave Nice. I know where I am and I know where I’m going and it doesn’t bother me.”
Vieira remains an outsider to become the next Arsenal boss with some bookies putting him as low as tenth favourite to get the job behind the likes of Massimiliano Allegri, Mikel Arteta and current interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg.
The Frenchman finished seventh with Nice during his first season at the Ligue One club, but his team is struggling more this season, with the French side currently sitting in 11th.
They are, though, just four points off third place Angers after their win against them last night. Whether his time in charge of Nice will convince the Arsenal board to interview Vieira, we shall see.