Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger supports the idea that Gunners former captain Patrick Vieira may be his successor at the Emirates stadium, describing the young coach as "potentially"
speculation that the Vieira was in the post Wenger leaves the stadium A club at the end of the season hit the market earlier this week, and the incumbent responded positively to suggestions that his former skipper in northern London could take responsibility.
"He works at the moment In New York, he works for Man City, he's a guy who one day has the potential, yes," says Wenger of Sky Sports.
"I've been following his managerial career, I think he's very good but overall, this Premier League is something special, you have to come in and there are many former players who have played here who have the potential, intelligence and knowledge to do so . "
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Viei Ra retired a Manchester City player in 2011 and was retained by the club while suspending his boots. He initially worked as a football development executive and was named manager of the city's U23 Elite Development Squad in 2013.
From there, Vieira became head coach at sister MLS Club New York City prior to the 2016 season and led the team from the Big Apple to their first playoff appearance this year. He followed that up in 2017, with NYC in the standings second.
Vieira's relationship with Wenger began in 1996, when the latter was named Arsenal Manager after a magic trainer in Japan. The midfielder had arrived at AC Milan a few months earlier after a failed stint, but Wenger was already known to be on the way and so the former Monaco boss was still a big factor behind Vieira, who picked the Gunners.