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Patrick Vieira sacked as Nice boss after Europa League exit

Phil Egan
Phil Egan

11:42 4 Dec 2020


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Patrick Vieira has been sacked as manager of Ligue 1 side Nice after suffering a fifth defeat in a row.

The former Arsenal midfielder had been in charge of the French side for two and a half years but Thursday night's defeat to Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League ended his reign.

Vieira led Nice to a fifth-place finish in the French top-flight last season but they are currently 11th in the league after 11 games.

The 3-2 loss to Leverkusen confirmed their exit from the competition and made it five consecutive defeats in all competitions.

The 44-year-old was under increasing pressure after Sunday's 3-1 defeat at home to Dijon, who had not won a game up until then.

A club statement confirming the decision said: "Patrick Vieira, who joined the club in the summer of 2018, is no longer head coach of OGC Nice, effective immediately.

"In a meeting conducted after last night's match, the Nice Board informed Patrick Vieira of their decision to end their collaboration.

"The Rouge et Noir club has decided to appoint Adrien Ursea as head coach of the club's professional first team, as of today.

"The Swiss-Romanian tactician, who was assistant coach to Patrick Vieira and, before that, Lucien Favre, will take charge of his first Nice match as head coach this Sunday with the trip to Reims.

"Patrick Vieira put all his heart and professionalism into his service for OGC Nice over the last two and a half years of their collaboration.

"The Nice board sincerely thanks the former France international for his commitment and dedication to the development of the club and wishes him every future success in his coaching career."

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