rculation, including the club legend, Patrick Vieira. But it has just been revealed that from the beginning, the Gunners were never interested in making the French legend as their permanent manager.
After Unai Emery was expelled from the manager’s chair some time ago, there were indeed several names that were associated with Arsenal. In addition to Mikel Arteta, Patrick Vieira is also in charge of the French club, OGC Nice. Vieira is considered capable of being a savior for Arsenal, given that he has worked as an assistant coach at Manchester City, and previously worked as an MLS club manager, New York City FC.
However, in the end Arsenal did not choose Vieira, they were more confident in Mikel Arteta who previously worked as Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City. Even more ironic, Vieira revealed that his former club had never contacted him despite the opportunity to become head coach at Emirates.
“No. It feels flattered to see your name everywhere, but I am under contract with Nice. I have known, since arriving, how lucky I am to be involved in this club project. I have no intention or desire to go and find work elsewhere, “Vieira said, quoted from Mirror.
Furthermore, this French Legend reveals one of its main targets as OGC Nice coach. He is determined to be able to deliver the club to play in the European Champions League someday, although it is difficult to see the club’s position in the French Ligue 1 standings.
“The goal is to play in the Champions League one day, but this takes time,” he concluded.
For information, Nice is currently ranked 10th in the French Ligue 1 standings, or six points adrift of the top three that are required to qualify for the European Champions League. The same mission was carried by Mikel Arteta at Arsenal this season. Because of the fact that Arsenal have never played in the Champions League since the last of the 2016/17 season.