Patrick Vieira appointed Nice head coach after leaving New York City FC
By James Dale
Last Updated: 11/06/18 4:17pm
Patrick Vieira has been appointed Nice head coach after leaving New York City FC.
Last month, he was left disappointed at Arsenal's 'token gesture' after being contacted about succeeding Arsene Wenger as manager at the club, according to Sky sources, before Unai Emery took over at the Emirates.
Vieira's contract at New York City was due to expire in November.
"After two and a half years as head coach of NYCFC, today will be my last day," Vieira wrote on Twitter.
"I can honestly say that my time with the club has been absolutely perfect - both on the professional and personal level."
Announcing Vieira's departure on their official website, New York City were quick to thank the former World Cup winner for his endeavours.
"New York City FC today announced that head coach Patrick Vieira is leaving the club to join OGC Nice, effective immediately," a club statement read.
"Vieira departs after two and a half years at the helm having led the team to two consecutive play-off appearances and with a current second place standing in the Eastern Conference."