Former crystal palace coach, Patrick Vieira has been appointed the new manager of Ligue 1 club, Racing Strasburgon a three-year deal.
The 47-year-old former world cup winner guided Palace to a 12th-placed finish and an FA Cup semifinal in his first season in charge.
However, he was dismissed in March following a 1-0 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion that left the South London club three points above the relegation zone.
“Patrick’s arrival should allow us to make further progress and to take a step forward.
“He corresponds to the profile we were looking for: a manager with international experience, and who also has a good knowledge of Ligue 1 and its young players.” Strasburg president, Marc Keller said.
Vieira began his managerial career with his former side Manchester City’s under-23 team from 2013-2015, before he went on to take over at New York City FC followed by a 2-1/2 year stint at Ligue 1 club Nice.
“I am particularly happy to join Racing,” Vieira told the club website. “I know the history and the identity of this club, the fervour it arouses, the importance it has for its region, which is a place of football and passion”. He said.
“Today, a new cycle begins for Racing and it is exciting as a coach to be able to build something while relying on the values that have defined the strength of the club.”