Patrick Vieira could become next Newcastle United manager

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Former Arsenal legend Patrick Viera has emerged as a potential candidate to become Newcastle United manager.

The Magpies appointed interim boss John Carver as head coach until the end of the season after Alan Pardew left for Crystal Palace at the turn of the year.

Newcastle only just survived in the league after Carver lead his team to an abysmal run of games which included seven straight defeats. However, a win on the final day of the season secured their status.

Viera, currently manager of Manchester City under-21's is on a four man shortlist which also includes former England and Derby County manager Steve McClaren. 

1998 French World Cup winner, Viera also won 3 league titles and four FA Cups in his nine year spell with the Gunners.

Vieira would now like a challenge and feels Newcastle United would be the right job for him, although his lack of experience could work against him. 

The Magpies are expected to announce their new manager in the coming weeks.

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