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Arsenal hero ​Parlour predicts Vieira will make Premier League move

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour believes that his former teammate Patrick Vieira will be a Premier League manager one day.

Vieira is heading to Ligue 1 where he will take up the spot as Nice's head coach. He is leaving his position at New York City FC in the MLS immediately.

The 41-year-old now has a new challenge in attempting to push Nice up the Ligue 1 table next season. He replaced Lucien Favre, who took over at Borussia Dortmund.

"Patrick, my old team-mate, is going to Nice, which is a good little move for him," Parlour said on talkSPORT.

"It's lovely down there, beautiful, south of France.

"I think this is a stepping stone. He's got to do well here though, that's the most important thing for Patrick.

"He's learnt from New York, he's moving on.

"It's a little bit more of a test for him I should imagine in Nice.

"Let's see how he does because I'm sure one day he would love to be back in the Premier League and I'm sure he will be one day."

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