Arsenal legend, Patrick Vieira, is said to want a return to the Premier League and has made to the final three candidates for the Bournemouth job.
That is according to ESPN, who claim the Frenchman is alongside two others in the running for the Cherries job.
Vieira emerged as a candidate for the Bournemouth job just this past week. Among huge numbers of applicants, including John Terry, it is now claimed the Arsenal legend is being considered for the job.
Eddie Howe passed the baton to Jason Tindall towards the end of last season but Tindall was removed from his job a few weeks ago, with the Cherries dipping away from the automatic promotion race.
Vieira was last seen in management in France with Nice. ESPN claims he is eyeing a return to the PL, but is willing to take the Bournemouth job as a stepping stone to achieving that goal.
TBR View: Arsenal fans would like to see Vieira back in England, Bournemouth is a good job too
Vieira is one of Arsenal’s all time greats so for Gunners fans it would be great for them to see him back on these shores.
For Bournemouth, they’d clearly be getting a man who commands respect and has done and won it all in football.
The stepping stone part might worry some Cherries fans. However, Vieira might well get them promoted anyway, meaning he realises his ambitions with Bournemouth anyway.