According to Talksport’s Alex Crook, Arsenal legend, Patrick Vieira, has emerged as contender to take over from Jason Tindall at Bournemouth.
Crook claims that Vieira is someone who ‘fits the profile’ of what the Cherries are looking for. The club are said to be after someone with ‘fresh and new ideas’ according to Crook, and Vieira, along with Aston Villa’s John Terry, are among the names being mentioned.
Bournemouth have apparently been inundated with applicants to take over from Tindall, who was removed from his post this season just months after taking the job from Eddie Howe.
The Cherries are sitting sixth in the Championship but have dipped to nine points off the top two. Having been relegated and kept a good chunk of the squad together, including the likes of David Brooks and Dom Solanke, Bournemouth set themselves the goal of promotion.
Arsenal legend Vieira was last seen in France with Ligue 1 outfit Nice, but was sacked in 2020 after a poor run of results.
TBR View: Vieira a big name, but a risk of sorts for Bournemouth
Patrick Vieira is a huge name in English football and his record and CV speaks for itself as a player. But as a manager, he’s not quite hit the heights yet.
Bournemouth setting on the Frenchman would be a risky appointment and they’d need to give him time to get his methods across, as well as potentially bring in his own players.
Vieira would command the respect of the players. But whether he could be an instant success, remains to be seen.