Arsenal legend appointed coach of New York City FC

Patrick Vieira has been appointed coach of MLS side, Patrick Vieira after sacking their coach

 

Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira has been named the coach of  MLS side, New York City FC.

The Arsenal legend who was coach of Manchester City's Elite Development Squad takes up as manager of the MLS side which is also the sister club of the Citizens.

Former coach Jason Kreis was fired after a string a poor results.

The side were are struggling in the MLS despite the purchase of the likes of Frank Lampard, David Villa and Andrea Pirlo.

New York City have just completed their inaugural season which ended in elimination from the play-offs

They lost 16 of 33 matches and lie eighth out of 10 teams in the Eastern Conference, 10 points from a play-off spot.

Vieira, a World Cup winner in 1998 with France, will take up his new role on 1 January 2016.

"I am delighted to take up the role of head coach of New York City FC," said Vieira.

"It is an exciting prospect for any coach."

Vieira won seven major honours in nine years at Arsenal between 1996-2005.

He won the Serie A title with Juventus in 2006 before helping Inter Milan to three domestic titles.

Vieira joined Manchester City in January 2010 and helped the club win the FA Cup in 2011 before announcing his retirement from playing.

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