Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira says he is keen on taking on the role of Gunners boss in the future if he was given the opportunity. The Frenchman is currently head coach of Ligue One side Nice, and when asked about returning to London, he replied:
“Yes, like any player, when we do this job we want to touch the very highest level. But the very high level I can touch with Nice from the moment we give ourselves the means to succeed and from the moment the way which we work is quite consistent.”
“But we do this job, and I do this job, to one day to be the coach of a team that participates in the Champions League.”
Vieira’s record as manager is pretty decent. He guided Nice to a seventh-place finish in Ligue One last season, and they are currently ninth this campaign after an indifferent start. His win percentage is 40% with the French club.
The former Arsenal midfielder’s first job in management was with New York City FC. He guided the MLS outfit to 2nd in their conference in the 2017 campaign before losing out in the playoff semi-final to Columbus Crew.
During his second season, he managed the team to a third-place finish before another playoff semi-final defeat to Atlanta United. His win ratio during his two and half seasons in the United States was 44%.