Former France captain Patrick Vieira on Sunday took over as coach of Strasbourg within the French Ligue 1 on a three-year contract, the US-owned membership introduced. Vieira, 47, succeeds Frederic Antonetti, who was dismissed early final week after Strasbourg completed fifteenth in Ligue 1, two locations and 5 factors above the relegation zone. “I welcome Patrick Vieira, whom I do know from the French nationwide workforce; I’m very comfortable to welcome him to Strasbourg,” stated Marc Keller, the Strasbourg president and a former France midfielder in an announcement on the membership web site.
“He corresponds to the profile we have been in search of: a supervisor with worldwide expertise, and who additionally has a superb data of Ligue 1 and its younger gamers.”
The Alsace membership is beneath new possession, with The BlueCo consortium, led by Chelsea proprietor Todd Boehly and US-based Clearlake Capital, shopping for a majority stake on June 22.
Vieira performed 107 occasions for France captaining his nation 21 occasions and successful the World Cup in 1998 and the Euros in 2000. A midfielder he performed for AC Milan, Arsenal, Juventus, Inter and at last Manchester Metropolis, the place he began his teaching profession.
He has been head coach at New York Metropolis FC, Good and Crystal Palace.
He stated he was “notably comfortable” to take over at Strasbourg.
“I do know the historical past and the id of