Former Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira was suited, booted and ready for business in the Big Apple this week after being unveiled as the new coach of MLS side New York City FC.
The ex-France international was an ambassador for sister club Manchester City for two years and had a stint as the coach of their Elite Development Squad, but this is his first management job.
At his presentation at Yankee Stadium, Vieira said: “It will be really important for us to win games, to win trophies, because it is important, because people judge you by what you won. And what is important for us is to give our best, to work hard, and to have a style of playing. We want to win and we want to win trophies by playing the right way.”
At New York City Vieira – who has signed a three year contract – will be reunited with former Chelsea and Man City midfielder Franck Lampard – who will be playing his first full season with the club that finished a lowly seventh in the league last term.