Patrick Vieira on the Wenger and Mourinho traits he favours

Patrick Vieira

The New York City FC manager is keen to use lessons learned from his former Arsenal and Inter Milan bosses.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Patrick Vieira has revealed the management traits of Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho that will help him the most.

The former Arsenal and France manager is set to embark on his first season as manager of New York City FC having been appointed in November.

The job at the Major League Soccer side will be his first foray into full time management, having spent the last few years in charge of Manchester City’s youth sides.

He is relatively inexperienced therefore, and says he will draw from what he learned from previous managers Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho to help him.

“I've been very lucky playing under managers and spending time with them and learning from them,” he told Sky Sports.

"Something I like about Mourinho is his preparation before a game. He was giving players key information about the strengths and weaknesses of the opposition.”

"I like Wenger with the freedoms he was giving to players to express themselves on the field.”

Vieira will now be hoping he can enjoy similar success in the game to his former two managers.

Both are easily among the elite level managers in football at present, with Jose Mourinho still enjoying a fine reputation in spite of his fall from grace at Chelsea this season.

That is surely the level Vieira is aiming to attain in his management career, and will be hoping a successful spell in American can be the first step on the way to bigger and better things.

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