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Vieira: 'I never said I wanted to leave Nice'

Publish on 01/12/2019 at 09:00

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Patrick Vieira responded to rumours linking him with the Arsenal job by pointing out he's never said he wants to leave OGC Nice.

Since former PSG boss Unai Emery was dismissed on Friday, many former Arsenal players have called for Vieria to be appointed his full-time successor. The former Arsenal midfielder reacted to the speculation after Nice's win over Angers on Saturday evening: "It's a very difficult job and I realise that. It's always sad to see a coach lose his job. Today it's his turn and tomorrow maybe it will be me. When you throw yourselves into this job, you have to expect to be sacked one day.

"There are things I don't control. People say a lot of things in this industry, whether they're true or not. I have nothing to say on the matter. Like you, I read things, watch things and listen to things. That's all. I have never said I wanted to leave OGC Nice! Maybe one day I'll be sacked without wanting to leave Nice. I know where I am and I know where I'm going and it doesn't bother me. It's true that this evening I would have preferred more questions about the performance of my players rather than on my future."

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