Former France captain Patrick Vieira on Sunday took over as train of Strasbourg withinside the French Ligue 1 on a 3-yr contract, the US-owned membership announced.
Vieira, 47, succeeds Frederic Antonetti, who turned into brushed off early ultimate week after Strasbourg completed fifteenth in Ligue 1, locations and 5 factors above the relegation zone.
“I welcome Patrick Vieira, whom I realize from the French countrywide team; I am very glad to welcome him to Strasbourg,” stated Marc Keller, the Strasbourg president and a former France midfielder in a declaration at the membership website.
“He corresponds to the profile we have been searching for: a supervisor with worldwide experience, and who additionally has a very good information of Ligue 1 and its younger players.”
The Alsace membership is below new ownership, with The BlueCo consortium, led with the aid of using Chelsea proprietor Todd Boehly and US-primarily based totally Clearlake Capital, shopping for a majority stake on June 22.
Vieira performed 107 instances for France captaining his usa 21 instances and prevailing the World Cup in 1998 and the Euros in 2000. A midfielder he performed for AC Milan, Arsenal, Juventus, Inter and eventually Manchester City, wherein he commenced his training career.
He has been head train at New York City FC, Nice and Crystal Palace.
He stated he turned into “in particular glad” to take over at Strasbourg.
“I understand the records and the identification of this membership, the zeal it arouses, the significance it has for its region, that is an area of soccer and passion,” stated Vieira.
“It is interesting as a educate a good way to construct some thing at the same time as counting on the values which have described the power of the membership.”
Vieira have been with out a membership on account that he become fired with the aid of using Palace in March.
In his first season he led the membership to twelfth vicinity in 2021-2022 however became sacked this spring with the membership simply above the relegation locations and on a 12-recreation winless run.
Palace had did not control a shot on track in every of his remaining 3 Premier League games, the primary example of that taking place for the reason that statistic changed into first recorded in 2003-04.