Arsenal legend, Patrick Vieira set to be named new manager of RC Strasbourg

Ex-Crystal Palace boss set to be named new manager of RC Strasbourg

Patrick Vieira is set to become the new manager at Ligue 1 club RC Strasbourg.

BBC Sport understands Vieira, 47, will sign a three-year contract and the deal should be completed on Sunday.

Chelsea’s owners have recently agreed a deal to buy a majority stake in Strasbourg, who finished 15th in the French top flight last season, five points above the relegation zone.

It is not the first time that Vieira has worked in a multi-club group. He coached Manchester City Under-23s before taking over at New York City, who are also part of the City Football Group.

He will replace Frederic Antonetti, 61, who guided Strasbourg away from relegation last term but agreed to part ways following the recent investment.

Vieira began his coaching career when he retired from playing with Manchester City in 2011, and took charge of the club’s elite development squad in 2013.

In 2015, the Frenchman became manager of MLS club New York City FC, before returning to Europe three years later, with Ligue 1 side Nice.

Vieira led them to a seventh-place finish in his first season but was sacked in December 2020 after a run of poor form.

In July 2021, a decade after he retired from playing in the English top flight, Vieira returned to the Premier League as Palace manager in place of Roy Hodgson.

He guided the Eagles to 12th in his inaugural season, while Palace also reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

However, the 47-year-old was dismissed in March, with the Eagles winless in 2023 and only three points above the Premier League relegation zone.

Stay Connected , follow us on: Facebook: @creebhillsdotcom, Twitter: @creebhillsblog, Instagram: @creebhills, Pinterest: @creebhills Telegram: creebhills

To place an advert/sponsored post on our site, contact us via [email protected]

Previous article“Dinner Date With Boyfriend” Chizzy Alichi Says As She Steps Out In Short Gown (Photos)
Next articleStefflon Don, Burna Boy’s ex-girlfriend, elicits reactions with photos/video of herself in an open-chest outfit.
Sophisticated and Enthusiastic blogger with decent years of technical writing. A wide range of niche is often published by me. You can reach me out on [email protected], for more info.