Patrick Vieira

As a player, Patrick Vieira won the World Cup and the European Championship with France and added to his impressive haul of silverware at club level with numerous league title and domestic cup wins with both Arsenal and Inter Milan.

After hanging up his boots, Vieira transitioned into coaching and took charge of the academy at Manchester City in 2013. He spent two years in Manchester before moving to the USA and taking on the challenge of managing the Major League Soccer club, New York City.

Under Vieira, New York City improved its position in the combined MLS standings in each of his years with the club, improving from 17th in 2015 to fourth in Vieira’s first season in 2016 and then to second in 2017.

He subsequently returned to France to manage Ligue 1 club Nice in 2018 and in July 2021 he was appointed manager of Crystal Palace in the English Premier League.