International Football
Viera sacked by Nice in Ligue 1

Patrick Vieira has been sacked as manager of OGC Nice after the Ligue 1 side were knocked out of the Europa League on Thursday night, reports Luke Bosher. The Arsenal legend moved to the south of France from New York City for the 2018-19 Ligue 1 season and led the club to a seventh-place finish in the league. But results this season have been disappointing and Vieira was sacked for the first time in his managerial career after a 3-2 loss at home to Bayer Leverkusen saw them eliminated in the Europa League group stages.

Nice’s Europa League exit, which came after fierce protests against Vieira.

Nice have picked up only three points from their five Europa League group stage matches, having lost both games against Leverkusen and Slavia Prague.

Before the team even kicked off at the Allianz Riviera on Thursday, fans of the club blocked the team bus from leaving the training ground in protest at Vieira’s management and recent results.

 

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