Patrick Viera has left his job at New York City FC to take over OG Nice in France’s Ligue 1. Viera replaces Lucien Favre who left for Borussia Dortmund in May, but the length of his contract has not been released.
“After two and a half years as head coach of NYCFC, today will be my last day,” Vieira wrote in a statement published on Twitter. “I can honestly say that my time with the club has been absolutely perfect — both on the professional and personal level. I love New York, my family loves New York, and I will always have a NYCFC family here. I’m leaving New York with some wonderful memories and I will always be a fan of the club.”
Viera has been at the helm of NYCFC since 2016 after he led the Manchester City reserve team following his retirement from playing. NYCFC also confirmed assistant coach Christian Lattanzio, performance coach Kristian Wilson and physical performance coach Matt Cook will join Vieira at Nice. Domenec Torrent, assistant coach to Guardiola at Manchester City, will take over as the head coach at NYCFC.