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New York City appoint Arsenal legend Vieira as boss

Patrick Vieira has learnt his trade. Photo: PA

Patrick Vieira has been named head coach at New York City FC, the American club have confirmed.

The former Arsenal midfielder was previously Under-21 manager at New York's sister club Manchester City.

New York City failed to make the play-offs in Major League Soccer despite possessing the likes of David Villa, Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo in their ranks.

Frank Lampard is at New York. Credit: PA

I am delighted to take up the role of Head Coach of New York City FC. To work with this squad, with Claudio Reyna and Rob Vartughian and the fantastic support team that is in place, is an exciting prospect for any coach.

This established football set up, together with a passionate and loyal fan base, located in a special city which I know well, makes for an unparalleled opportunity that I am delighted to seize with both hands. I cannot wait to get started.

– Patrick Vieira