There are indications that Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira could become Moses Simon’s new coach at Nantes just a few days after he was sacked by another Ligue 1 club Nice.

Nice relived Vierra of his position as coach last Friday after the Ligue 1 side lost its fifth game on the trot.

However, Vieira is now surprisingly favourite to take charge of fellow top-flight outfit Nantes.

If given the job he will replace Christian Gourcuff who was fired on Tuesday following Sunday’s humiliating 4-0 home loss to lowly Strasbourg.


And according to L’Equipe in France, the 1998 World Cup winner Vieira has been earmarked to replace him.

Former Manchester United defender Laurent Blanc was also in the running for the Nantes job.

However, ex-France and Paris Saint-Germain coach Blanc is understood to have turned down an approach by the Loire-based club.

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