Former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira has been named the new manager of New York City after leaving his role at Manchester City.
The Frenchman, who been working with City’s Elite Development Squad since 2013, has signed a three-year contract with the American side and will take up his role on January 1.
Vieira has guided City’s youngsters to Premier League International Cup glory and they are currently top of their group in the Uefa Youth League.
Speaking of his appointment, the Frenchman said: “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.
“I would also like to thank everyone at Manchester City and most of all Brian Marwood, my coaching and support team and of course the wonderful young men who make up the Elite Development Squad, for all of their support and commitment and for making my time here so stimulating and enjoyable.
“They are good footballers and good people and I know that they will continue to go from strength to strength in their careers.”