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Patrick Vieira was a French international football player and former head coach of Premier League side Crystal Palace, Nice and New York City FC
Vieira won three Premier League titles and four FA Cups with the Gunners, before moving to Italy, winning four Serie A titles in a row with Inter Milan, as well as the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League.
Earning legendary status at Arsenal
Vieira signed for Arsenal for a reported £3.5million in 1996 as they beat Ajax to his signature. Vieira later revealed that his move to the Gunners was largely motivated by knowing that Arsene Wenger would be the next Arsenal manager.
Patrick Vieira vs Roy Keane
During his time at Arsenal, Vieira developed a fierce rivalry with his midfield counterpart, then-Manchester United captain Roy Keane. They played out some tremendous battles on the pitch, and at times, the tension spilled over off it.
Infamously, in the build-up to a match at Highbury between United and Arsenal in 2005, Vieira got involved in a tunnel bust-up with Keane. According to Keane, he was sticking up for Manchester United team-mate Gary Neville, who he felt was being intimidated by the likes of Vieira and Martin Keown.
Global success with France
He was a key part of the squad which won the 1998 FIFA World Cup and set up Arsenal team-mate Emmanuel Petit for one of the goals in the 3-0 final victory over Brazil.
The French team would then follow up their global success by beating Italy to win EURO 2000, with Vieira starring in midfield throughout the tournament.
Moving into management
Ultimately, the Arsenal job went to another former Gunner, Mikel Arteta, who was previously Pep Guardiola's assistant at Manchester City.
Early in the 2020/21 season, Vieira's Nice suffered a poor run of form, which led to calls for the former Arsenal skipper to be sacked. His contract was set to expire in June 2021 and the club ultimately relieved him of his duties on 4 December 2020, with Nice sitting 11th in Ligue 1.
Short spell at Crystal Palace
After Roy Hodgson's departure from Crystal Palace at the end of the 2020/21 Premier League campaign, it was announced on the 4th July 2021 that Patrick Vieira would take over as the Eagles' boss.
Patrick Vieira's net worth is reported to be £24million.