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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