Football: Patrick Vieira sacked from his job as Nice coach

After two and a half years, the Nice adventure for Patrick Vieira ends. The Nice coach, weakened by five consecutive defeats in all competitions, was dismissed from his post on Friday, December 4, announced the Riviera club. ” Arrived at OGC Nice in the summer of 2018, Patrick Vieira is no longer the coach of OGC Nice as of today », Wrote the club in a press release.

It is his former assistant, the Romanian Adrian Ursea (53 years old), who takes the reins of the Gym, for the match in Reims scheduled for next Sunday in Ligue 1. Symbol of the discreet pedigree of Ursea, the Nice club, current 11e of L1, had misspelled his first name in the press release published on the club’s website, writing “ Adrien ” instead of’ “ Adrian “. The club does not say whether it is looking for a more permanent replacement.

Stop after a good start to the season

The defeat at home (3-2) against Leverkusen on Thursday 3 December, synonymous with elimination from the group stage of the Europa League, marked the end of Vieira’s lease in Nice. Arrived in the summer of 2018 on the Nice bench after a first mixed experience at New York City FC, the former midfielder 1998 world champion had won seventh place in Ligue 1 for his first season.

Showing new ambitions after its takeover by the petrochemical group Ineos, the Gym had won its ticket for the C3 thanks to its fifth place in L1 during the 2019-2020 season, stopped after 28 days because of the Covid pandemic -19. The good start to this season for Vieira’s men was halted by the ongoing streak of five consecutive defeats.


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