Patrick Vieira

Patrick Vieira was named head coach of New York City FC on Nov. 9 2015 and took over the post on Jan. 1 2016.

Before joining New York City FC, Vieira was Head of Manchester City’s Elite Development Squad. Prior to that, Vieira spent two years in a role as City’s Football Development Executive.

His record with Manchester City’s Elite Development Squad was 47 wins, 28 losses and eight draws. 

Vieira’s illustrious time on the pitch as a player saw him lift five FA Cups and nine league titles. 

His 107 caps for France include winning performances in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and 2000 UEFA European Championships. 

He represented Cannes, Milan, Arsenal, Juventus, Inter and City over the course of his glittering 17-year playing career.

His time as a Manchester City player, which began in January 2010, concluded with the winning of the FA Cup final in May 2011, the club’s first silverware in 35 years.

In December 2013, Vieira led the under-19s through to the last 16 of a major continental competition for the first time, claiming 11 points from UEFA Youth League Group D.

They overcame Atletico away from home in the second round before they were knocked out by Benfica in the last eight.

In England, Patrick oversaw a 14-match unbeaten run which put City into the four-team playoffs for the Barclays u21 Premier League prize, although the Blues were unfortunate to go out to eventual winners Chelsea on penalties in the semi-final after a 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium.

Vieira also guided his team to the final of the Premier League Cup where they were edged out by Reading after two legs.