Patrick Vieira (right) won three Premier League titles and four FA Cups under Wenger at Arsenal
Patrick Vieira is “flattered” after being associated with becoming the manager of the former Arsenal club, but says he is “happy” as a coach of New York.
The former French midfielder won three Premier League titles with the Gunners under the command of Arsene Wenger, who will leave the club at the end of the season.
“I spent nine years at Arsenal, which makes the club really special for me,” he told New York radio station WNYE.
“But that’s not enough to train the team.”
Vieira, like Wenger, arrived at Arsenal in 1996, when he signed a contract with Milan and made 371 appearances for the club, scoring 32 goals.
He was part of two sides with a double win with the Gunners, as well as the famous side of “Invincibles”, which went through the 2003-04 campaign in the league unbeaten.
Vieira, winner of the World Cup in 1998, together with France, continued to play at Juventus and Inter Milan in Italy, and then returned to the Premier League when he joined Manchester City in January 2010.
He retired as a player before joining the coaching staff and left his role as head coach of Manchester City under the age of 21 to take up New York in January 2016.
“I’m always pleased to hear my name associated with different football clubs. It’s good for your ego, but at the same time I’m happy here, “he said.
“We will see what will happen in the next couple of years.”
Other names that were associated with the replacement of Wenger include former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique, former coach of Milan, Chelsea and Bavaria Carlo Ancelotti, German boss Joachim Lowe, Celtic manager Brendan Rogers and Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim.
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I am convinced that he was fired – Ian Wright
Wenger will leave Arsenal one year before his contract with the club expires, and former Gunners forward Jan Wright believes that he jumped before he was pushed.
“Arsene Wenger is a person of principle, honest and honest, therefore I am convinced that he is dismissed and did not resign,” Wright told The Sun.
“For all the ulcers and abuses abandoned to him, Arsene was never a man who could get out before the end of the contract.
“It’s a sad situation when it comes to this, and I do not think that we will ever find out who is responsible, because they will hide behind each other.
“One day he makes a press conference without any hints of this, and the next he left. It does not add up.
“But Arsen can rise with the height of his head, therefore, regardless of the results, it is extremely important that he gets a break from the true Arsenal, and the legend about football deserves. We all owe him that much. ”
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— Patrick Vieira (@OfficialVieira) April 20, 2018
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