The national team are calling upon the Frenchman whilst Vieira will take the hot seat at the Emirates.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is a target for the France national team, with Manchester City youth coach and Gunners legend Patrick Vieira to succeed the 64-year-old, according to the Mirror.
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This would be a huge shock as although Vieira is an extremely popular figure at the Emirates Stadium, the likes of Borussia Dortmund’s Jurgen Klopp and Roberto Martinez of Everton have been linked as Wenger’s successor.
However, the north London club are looking into the possibility of bringing in an experienced figure as a director of football and their former midfielder as head coach.
This would mean Vieira could work alongside someone with great knowledge who could deal with transfers and finances, leaving the Frenchman free to simply coach the side.
The 37-year-old has been impressing with the Citizens of late, doing good work with their youth academy and under-21s team.
City would therefore not let their coach leave easily and Arsenal may have to pay quite a large fee to bring Vieira back to the English capital from the Etihad Stadium.
Wenger meanwhile would be left with a difficult decision if the French FA do make an approach, as it has always been his ambition to manage the national side.
The officials in the country would want the Gunners manager in charge immediately after the 2014 World Cup, in order for the veteran to prepare the country for Euro 2016 – a tournament they are hosting.
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