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Chelsea great Lampard thrilled with NYCFC appointment of Arsenal legend Vieira

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard believes that Patrick Vieira is a great appointment for New York City FC.

Having earned experience working with the Manchester City Elite Development squad over the past few years, Vieira will now be making his first foray into professional management after taking over the reins at MLS side New York City.

New York star Lampard is pleased by the arrival of Arsenal great Vieira and the midfielder has now stated his belief that the Frenchman will be a brilliant addition in NYC.

Speaking to ESPN, Lampard said: "I think it's a great choice. I worked with him in Manchester for a year when he was working with the under 21s and I spoke to him at the back end of last season, when I think he spoke to every player one on one.

"He'll bring experience, he was a top player obviously and he's been gaining experience as a coach in Manchester for a few years. The players will respect him and try to do our best for him and, as I say, let's hope we can bring the club some success."

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