Nice have officially named Patrick Vieira as their new head coach, to succeed Borussia Dortmund-bound Lucien Favre.
Vieira, 41, stepped down as coach of MLS club New York City FC on Sunday with reports in France suggesting he has agreed a three-year contract at Nice.
The former Arsenal, Juventus and Inter Milan star returns to France after a 23-year career abroad as a player and a manager. He also made 107 appearances for France, winning the World Cup in 1998 and European Championship two years...
Patrick Vieira stepped down as coach of MLS club New York City FC on Sunday ahead of his appointment as the new manager of Ligue 1's Nice.
In an unusual move, the news was first announced not by either club but on the website of Manchester City, which is in the same ownership group as NYCFC. Man City later unpublished the page with the announcement.
Reports in France last week said Vieira had agreed to a three-year contract, and Vieira confirmed his departure on Sunday night.