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Coaching a new generation

During the peak of his career as a footballer, Patrick Vieira helped guide one of the best clubs in the English Premier League to several championship titles. 

In an illustrious career that has also seen him represent the French national football team, Patrick has won the admiration of fans and fellow players around the world.

Patrick is truly an international figure, thanks to his Senegalese and Cape Verdean roots, French nationality, English football ties and global itinerary as the Manager of the Elite Development Squad at Manchester City Football Club. Etihad is proud to have him as a regular guest as he travels the world inspiring the next generation of football legends.

Apart from Patrick’s managerial involvement with Manchester City, he also collaborates with Etihad on several community-oriented events aimed at developing both the skills and the lives of aspiring footballers worldwide.

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