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Patrick Vieira gets a new job in football

Patrick Vieira
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The former Arsenal captain is back in the dugout for next season after leaving his role at Crystal Palace in March.

Strasbourg, a French football club, announced the appointment of Patrick Vieira as their new manager for a three-year period on Sunday.

Vieira, a former France international player, previously coached Crystal Palace in the Premier League. He led the team to a 12th-placed finish and an FA Cup semi-finals in his first season in charge. However, following a poor run of results in 2022/23, the Eagles sacked him in March.

Strasbourg’s president, Marc Keller, said Vieira’s appointment would allow the club to make further progress. The 47-year-old has experience in Ligue 1, having coached Nice between 2018 and 2020. He also had a spell in Major League Soccer with New York City FC, from 2016 to 2018.

“Today, a new cycle begins for Racing,” Vieira said in a club statement.

“It is exciting as a coach to be able to build something while relying on the values that have defined the strength of the club.”

Under Vieira, Strasbourg will hope to improve on their lackluster 15th-placed Ligue 1 finish in 2022/23. The Blues and Whites played under three coaches. After dismissing manager Julien Stephan in January, they appointed Mathieu Le Scornet on an interim basis before hiring Frederic Antonetti in February.

Strasbourg will play their first Ligue 1 game of the 2023/24 campaign at home to Lyon in August.

Patrick Vieira” by Nathan Congleton is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.