Patrick Vieira may be poised to team up with Todd Boehly at Strasbourg, as he has emerged as the leading candidate to become their new manager.
Chelsea’s owners, BlueCo, a group led by Boehly, have taken majority ownership of Strasbourg and are now seeking a new manager.
They sacked survival specialist Frederic Antonetti earlier this week after their 15th-placed finish and are now keen on a deal to appoint Vieira, per L’Equipe.
Patrick Vieira is not the only name in the running – Philippe Montanier and Karel Geraerts are also in the frame – but the ex-Arsenal midfielder is at the head of the queue.
Since Montanier left Toulouse at the end of the season and is rumoured to want a break from football, Vieira is the club’s current top target.
Geraerts is a Belgian, and Strasbourg would prefer to hire a Frenchman.
Since leaving Selhurst Park, Vieira has been connected to Leeds and the United States Men’s National Team, but this Strasbourg connection is arguably the most direct. Vieira was fired by Palace last season.