Dec, 4th 2020 – Nice have sacked manager Patrick Vieira after overseeing a run of five consecutive defeats, culminating in the French club’s disappointing exit from the Europa League on Thursday night.
The Ligue 1 side are languishing in 11th place in the French top flight after 11 games this season, an underwhelming start for Vieira after guiding them to a fifth-placed finish last campaign. As their third worst run of results in the 21st century, the defeat makes it five loses in succession for French side.
Nice, according to L’Equipe’s Bertrand Latour, decided to sack the Arsenal legend following their disappointing start to the campaign. Nice Matin, Local Nice publication reported that viera has been sacked after a meeting with the club’s leaders in the aftermath of the game. According to the report, coaches Adrian Ursea and Frédéric Gioria will oversee the first team until a new manager is appointed.
Nice are owned by British Billionare Jim Ratcliffe, chairman and chief executive of the Ineos chemicals group. Viera’s contract was set to expire in June 2021 but has been relieved of his duties early.
Viera told Canal that, “You know, a club that you spend nine years in, cannot leave you unmoved. But sincerely and honestly, I am concentrated on and in this project with Nice. I have always said it and I repeat it again for you now, I feel very good here. It is a truly very exciting project and I want to succeed in this project.”