Patrick Vieira may have just taken the head coaching position at New York City FC, but one Manchester City official is already considering him as an option to succeed current manager Manuel Pellegrini.
According to Brian Marwood, Man City football administration officer, Vieira could become the Man City manager, but he needs to first develop as the NYCFC boss.
“It was important that we could find the next development stage for Patrick and it was still part of the group. That opportunity came about in New York. We are really excited, he is really excited by it and I think it is exactly the next step he needs,” Marwood told Sky Sports.
“Hopefully, at some point, he’ll come back and manage Manchester City. That’s the ambition for him and that’s the ambition for us. But he has to go through this learning curve.”
Vieira signed a three-year deal with NYCFC and will be officially introduced on Jan. 1. He spent five years as a coach at Man City, mainly as the head coach of the club’s Elite Development Squad.
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