According to ESPN, Patrick Vieira is out of the running to become the new Newcastle United manager.
The former Arsenal midfielder was one of the candidates for the job, but it has now been reported that he is not in contention anymore.
It has been claimed that “Vieira's lack of top-flight managerial experience has counted against him”.
The former France international is the head of the elite development squad at Manchester City, and it seems that Newcastle want someone who has Premier League experience.
The latest update on the managerial situation at St. James’ Park is likely to come as a disappointment to midfielder Moussa Sissoko.
The 25-year-old France international was looking forward to working with his compatriot at Newcastle.
“If he comes to Newcastle I would be very happy,” Sissoko told The Shields Gazette. “He was a role model for me. He played in the same position I do. He allowed me to learn faster and faster, to be the best.”
Interestingly, Sissoko has been linked with a move away from Newcastle in the summer transfer window, with The Daily Mail reporting of interest from Arsenal back in February of this year.
Sissoko scored four goals and created 43 chances in 34 Premier League appearances in the recently concluded 2014-15 season.
The former Toulouse star had a pass accuracy of 79% and a shot accuracy of 48%, and won 47 headers, 85 dribbles and 34 tackles.