Report: NYCFC’s Vieira turned down Rennes, prefers Premier League

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Patrick Vieira turned down overtures from Ligue 1 side Stade Rennes in November to stay with New York City FC, according to France Football.

The report says Vieira and recently hired Montreal Impact boss Remi Garde topped Stade Rennes wish list. In Vieira’s case, he allegedly didn’t want to take over a club mid-season and would prefer a job in his beloved Premier League.

Rennes hired former Ivory Coast manager Sabri Lamouchi in early November, after Vieira’s campaign at New York City FC. Garde was hired by Montreal a day after Lamouchi was announced at Rennes.

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Rennes sits 10th in the Ligue 1 table. NYCFC continues to build a team capable of competing for everything MLS has to offer, and Vieira would love to get over on Toronto FC. What’s the right spot for the Arsenal legend’s next managerial steps?

A lot of Arsenal supporters, at least right now, would say Arsenal.