Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira hints he’s ready for the Newcastle manager’s job

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Former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira has spoken about his management ambitions and how he is developing as a coach, hinting he is ready to take the job at Newcastle United.

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It has been revealed that the Frenchman will enter talks over a move to St James’ Park in the coming weeks, with the Magpies desperate to find a big-name replacement for John Carver.

After losing Alan Pardew to Crystal Palace earlier this season, Newcastle looked to Carver to fill the void for the latter part of the campaign, though performances were extremely poor as the club came very close to getting relegated, only surviving with a 2-0 win over West Ham United on the final day of the season.

Vieira is currently reserve boss at Manchester City but could be ready to manage a Premier League club, with The Sun quoting him as saying he is happy with how his coaching career is going.

“I’m happy with the way I’m developing as a manager and a young coach,” he said.

“I really know myself. I really know which kind of manager I want to be.”

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