Patrick Vieira has recently said how it is his “dream” to coach Arsenal fans one day – and these supporters want it to happen sooner rather than later.
Is Unai Emery the right man for Arsenal?
Arsenal fan accounts @WorldwideAFC and @AFTV both tweeted quotes from the Invincibles skipper, saying that he wants to touch a “very high level” with either Arsenal or France, to which many Arsenal fans responded with positive messages.
He said to RMC (via Tribal Football):
“If it’s my dream to coach Arsenal or Team France? Yes, like any player, when we do this job we want to touch the very high level.
“But the very high level – I can very well touch with OGC Nice from the moment we give ourselves the means to succeed and from the moment the way with which we work is quite consistent. But we do this job and I do this job for one day to be the coach of a team that participates in the Champions League.”
The 43-year-old is currently in his second role as a full-time manager. He started off his coaching career while at Manchester City – after finishing his playing career there – coaching their extremely talented U21 team. From there, he moved but stayed within the City Football Group, taking charge of New York City FC – a team also owned by the Abu Dhabi owners of Manchester City.
During his time in New York, he improved his position with each season that went by, starting by finishing fourth in 2016 to then second in 2017.
Vieira took the reins at Nice for the 2018-2019 season, taking over from the impressive Lucien Favre, who managed to take them to the Champions League before finishing eighth and moving to Borussia Dortmund. He was able to take Nice one spot higher last campaign by finishing seventh.
Many Arsenal fans responded happily to the quotes, saying that they want him in the hot seat one day in a post-Unai Emery era.
Here are some of the replies below…
If simeoni don’t come Viera is my first choice, he would sit Lampard and Ole down
— DDOUBLE (@DDOUBLE000) October 14, 2019
We will welcome you with open arms
— Shaatie (@sharonshaatramn) October 14, 2019
I’d love to see him get it one day
— (@AFC_Foreves) October 14, 2019
Freddie & Viera 2020/2021 season
— Ahmed Junior (@ahmed_junior93) October 14, 2019
Yessss we have to take this man back, he knows the values of the club.
— Sameltaps (@TGumunyu) October 15, 2019
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Come tomorrow please, unai can't manage a big club, he is meant for Watford and Sunderland
— Danny the journalist (@DannyJournalist) October 15, 2019