Patrick Vieira 'being lined up as Saint-Etienne boss'

A report claims that Patrick Vieira could be lured to France by Saint-Etienne, who are on the lookout for a new manager following Christophe Galtier's exit.

New York City FC head coach Patrick Vieira is reportedly in the running to take over from Christophe Galtier as the new manager of Saint-Etienne.

The 40-year-old, currently in his second season as Blues boss, is widely considered to be a contender to succeed Pep Guardiola at Manchester City in the next few years.

Vieira was poached by City to work with the reserves side, before being sent Stateside last year for his first taste of senior management with the New York club.

According to RMC Sport, however, the Frenchman is being considered by Saint-Etienne in his homeland, although the board are split over which direction to head with their next appointment.

Galtier recently walked away from Les Verts after seven years in charge, finishing eighth in Ligue 1 in his final campaign at the helm.

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