Patrick Vieira has been appointed supervisor of Ligue 1 membership RC Strasbourg on a three-year contract.
“I’m notably completely happy to hitch Racing,” mentioned Patrick Vieira.
“I do know the historical past and the identification of this membership, the keenness it arouses, the significance it has for its area, which is a spot of soccer and keenness.”
Chelsea’s house owners recently agreed a deal to purchase a majority stake in Strasbourg, who completed fifteenth within the French high flight final season, 5 factors above the relegation zone.
It isn’t the primary time that Vieira has labored in a multi-club group. He coached Manchester Metropolis under-23s earlier than taking up at New York Metropolis FC, who’re additionally a part of the Metropolis Soccer Group.
He’ll exchange Frederic Antonetti, 61, who guided Strasbourg away from relegation final time period however agreed to half methods following the current funding.
Vieira mentioned: “The rebuilding of the membership lately, beneath the course of Marc Keller (Strasbourg president), is an instance to be admired.
“Working with him is an actual pleasure for me. In the present day, a brand new cycle begins for Racing and it’s thrilling as a coach to have the ability to construct one thing whereas counting on the values which have outlined the energy of the membership.”
Vieira started his teaching profession when he retired from enjoying with Manchester Metropolis in 2011, and took cost of the membership’s elite improvement squad in 2013.
In 2015, the Frenchman made the change to New York and the MLS earlier than returning to Europe three years later with Ligue 1 aspect Good.
Vieira led Good to a seventh-place end in his first season however was sacked in December 2020 after a run of poor type.
In July 2021, a decade after he retired from enjoying within the English high flight, Vieira returned to the Premier League as Palace supervisor instead of Roy Hodgson.
He guided the Eagles to twelfth in his debut season, whereas Palace additionally reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
Nonetheless, Vieira was dismissed in March, along with his staff winless in 2023 and solely three factors above the Premier League relegation zone.