French side Racing Club de Strasbourg Alsace, has announced the appointment of former Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira as their new head coach on a three year contract.
The 47 year old former Arsenal and France national team player has been a coach, first with Manchester City at youth level before taking charge of the first teams of New York City FC (MLS), OGC Nice (Ligue 1) and Crystal Palace (Premier League).
In a statement issued by the club president, Marc Keller, Vieira is the ideal candidate they were looking for to steer the club to success, promising the new tactician full support to achieve great results at the club.
“I welcome Patrick Vieira, whom I know from the French national team; I am very happy to welcome him to Strasbourg,” said Marc Keller, President of Racing. “Patrick’s arrival should allow us to make further progress and to take a step forward.
He corresponds to the profile we were looking for: a manager with international experience who also has a good knowledge of Ligue 1 and its young players. We are convinced that he will be able to do a very good job here, in a healthy and fulfilling environment. We are going to put him in the best conditions so that he can succeed.” Read the statement.