Patrick Vieira faces uncertain future at Manchester City

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Patrick Vieira faces troubling times at the Etihad Stadium, as talks are yet to being over a new contract with the reigning English champions.

The former World Cup winner is currently in charge of the Elite Development Squad at Eastlands, but the Daily Telegraph claims the Citizens have not spoken to Vieira about a new contract and are yet to plan to do so.

With just three months to go on his contract, things are not looking promising for the former Arsenal captain and three-time Premier League winner.

Vieira has been in charge of the Development Squad since 2011 and the reserve team since 2013. He has done a fantastic job in both roles for the blue side of Manchester.

It is evident that Vieira is held in high regard by the Abu Dhabi owners, but they are unlikely to offer the Frenchman a new deal in his current role.

The current speculation surrounding the former Arsenal man has many possibilities, as Bayern Munich are interested in bringing the Frenchman to replace Erik ten Hag as the second team coach.

However, Arsenal are still in the wings awaiting his return to London, 10 years after he left for Juventus. The other rumour which is flying around is the fact that Vieira will take over from Manuel Pellegrini as he has been taking his coaching badges over the past three years which would enable him to manage and coach with first teams.

This rumour is highly unlikely but many possibilities are surrounding Pellegrini but not one suggest he is staying at the Etihad.

The long-legged 38-year-old has impressed since he hung up his boots and his stock is at an all time high. He has guided the City side to a quarter-final appearance against AS Roma but were knocked out following a 2-1 loss.

Big decision

At this crucial time in Patrick Vieira's coaching/managerial career he has to make the right choice but if Manchester City do not want him it is more than likely another big club will have him.

He has a big future ahead of him and that has been clear for a long long time to Arsene Wenger as quoted once “He is probably the one who gave me most credit and time to convince people that I could manage at this level.”. Vieira is just destined to be a manager. 

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