Manchester City man considering career in management

Patrick Vieira is contemplating leaving Premier League side Manchester City in order to begin a career in football management.

Although the Frenchman has been the club’s head of elite development since 2011 and also acts as an ambassador for the Citizens, he is keen to make his name as a first-team manager and accepts that he is unlikely to be given that opportunity at Eastlands.

Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristian – Manchester City’s executives – remain determined to bring Pep Guardiola to the club once his contract at Bayern Munich expires in 18 months, which may force Vieira to look elsewhere for a job in management.

The 38 year-old joined City in 2010 as a player before a retiring a year later and taking up his current role at the club. He is best known for his nine-year spell at Arsenal, during which Vieira became captain of the Gunners and enjoyed great success, winning the Premier League three times and lifting the FA Cup on four occasions.

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