Patrick Vieira To Leave NYCFC
Patrick Vieira is set to leave NYCFC after two and a half years in charge at Yankee Stadium.
The coach will take charge of French side OG Nice after the club's president Jean-Pierre Rivere stated he wanted a leader to bring them Europa League football.
The Ligue 1 side finished 8th last season and will now be lead by the former Arsenal midfielder, effective immediately.
Patrick Vieira said: “I would like to thank City Football Group and New York City FC for the opportunity to have coached this tremendous football club. Leaving New York is an incredibly difficult decision for me and for my family and one that has not been taken lightly.”
“From the beginning, City Football Group and its leadership, particularly our Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Brian Marwood, Ferran Soriano and Marty Edelman have believed in me and have helped guide me through the last eight years of my career – starting with my time as a player and ultimately culminating with my first opportunity to manage a First Team.”
Vieira gained his coaching badges with Manchester City's Under-23 side before moving to Major League Soccer side, NYCFC, replacing Jason Kreis.
The 44 year old has taken charge of 87 matches at the New York club, winning 39, drawing 21 and losing 27. A win ratio of 44%.
In a statement, NYCFC explained they will be making an announcement in the very near future regarding Vieira's successor.
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