Arsenal legend Vieira explains leaving NYCFC for Nice


Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira has been confirmed as the new manager of Ligue 1 club Nice.

"Though I have been fortunate enough to visit NY on numerous occasions, I am looking forward to living and coaching in this special city and meeting the fans as soon as possible".

Manchester City - part of the City Football Group that owns the NY club - announced the move on June 10th, but the official communication was made on June 11th.

Torrent won 24 trophies alongside Guardiola, most recently helping City to the Premier League title in record-breaking fashion.

He would then win four successive Serie A titles at Inter Milan before lifting a fourth FA Cup of his career having returned to England with Manchester City.

Add to that a 1998 World Cup winners' medal and success at Euro 2000 and Vieira's distinguished career is one that many will remember. Vieira's departure was announced earlier Monday. "He has a very clear idea of the style of play he wants - he's a coach who will want to play the attacking and possession style of soccer that we want to continue to build upon", Reyna said.

'I'm happy. This is what I was looking for: I will work in good conditions with passionate people, who will support me in the good and bad times. There is everything you need here to succeed'. The City Football Group flagship club posted a statement on their website about the New York City FC manager leaving for Nice, but it was later deleted.

Torrent replaces former Arsenal and Man City midfielder Patrick Vieira in the NY dugout after the Frenchman took over as Nice boss earlier today.

Vieira led New York City to two consecutive playoff appearances and leaves with the team in second place in the Eastern Conference.