Patrick Vieira has his eye on the managerial job at Arsenal. Or Juventus. Or Man City. Or AC Milan. Or Inter Milan.
But maybe one day Arsenal, as he’s expressed a desire to return to one of his former clubs as boss.
The Frenchman is most widely associated with the Gunners, captaining the side to an unbeaten season in 2004, as well as winning the double in 1998 and in 2002.
Vieira led Nice to 7th in Ligue 1 this season, and spelled out his future ambitions, saying, “I want to take my time to get there, but I would love one day to manage one of the teams I played for in Italy or England.
“When you have an exciting league like in England, you always want to get involved. But I don’t put a time on it, because my work will decide if I deserve it or not.
“That is what will dictate if I deserve this kind of job.”
And on his Arsenal link, he spoke highly of Arsene Wenger, continuing, “I’m really privileged to have worked under Arsene and him saying that is really flattering.
“If I manage Arsenal one day I will take him for dinner and I will pay the bill!
“He didn’t say it to put pressure. It’s just flattering that the guy who spent over 20 years there thinks I have the quality to manage a big club like Arsenal one day.”
Nice is Vieira’s second managerial job, having been in charge of New York City from 2016-2018.