Report: Arsenal legend set to land second-tier job
Arsenal legend, Patrick Vieira, is in line to land a return to English football as he edges closer to becoming Bournemouth manager.
The French legend has been out of work since leaving Nice. He’s keen to get back to work, specifically in England.
And The Mirror have claimed today that Bournemouth are not set on landing Vieira as their new boss. It is believed he has come back to the top of their list after emerging as a contender in the summer.
Talks are now said to be more advanced, with the Cherries apparently keen on getting Vieira through the door ASAP.
Bournemouth failed to win promotion last season. Eddie Howe left in the summer, while Jason Tindall couldn’t get it right either. Jonathan Woodgate came in and steadied the ship, but it appears the club now want a different direction completely.
Vieira, as well as being an Arsenal legend, is also well respected at Manchester City. He worked there before taking over at New York City.
The big Frenchman skippered Arsenal’s invincibles side and is widely-regarded as one of the best ever Premier League midfielders.
A legend on the pitch but questions remain as a manager
His status in the game is massive and Vieira will be an enticing attraction for some players as well.
But while he was brilliant as a player, there’re still questions about his managerial abilities. He didn’t do brilliantly in New York, while with Nice his time began well before quickly falling away.
Bournemouth will have high hopes, of course. The need promotion, and Vieira is a winner by nature. However, time will tell over whether he is successful or not.
Arsenal fans will be wishing their former skipper well. It looks like it’s now time for Vieira to prove himself all over again.
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