Ex Arsenal player resigns from managerial post after punch-up

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The Argentine quits after punching a supporter following 1-1 draw last Friday night.

Nelson Vivas has unsurprisingly quit his job as manager of Argentina Primera Division side Quilmes after being filmed attacking a supporter who had reportedly insulted him. Vivas was signed by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in 1998 and made 69 appearances for the club over three years with the majority coming from off of the substitutes’ bench.

'I'm not a violent person but I realise that's not the image a trainer should give,' he said after the incident which involved him punching the fan three times after a 1-1 draw with Atletico Rafaela.

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The club president Anibal Fernandez said, 'He came to my office and handed in his resignation. He knows he put his foot in it and realises the situation is uncomfortable for the team and regrets his actions.'

Vivas had only joined the club as manager in the summer and leaves with them 16th in the league. He also previously had two spells with them as a player from 1990-94 and 2004-05 before retiring. He also made 39 appearances for his country from 1994 to 2003.

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