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Patrick Vieira was named Head of the Elite Development Squad on June 1 2013, following two years in a role as City’s Football Development Executive.

Vieira’s illustrious time on the pitch as a player saw him lift five FA Cups and nine league titles. 

His 107 caps for France include winning performances in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and 2000 UEFA European Championships. 

He represented Cannes, Milan, Arsenal, Juventus, Inter and City over the course of his glittering 17-year playing career.

His time as a Manchester City player, which began in January 2010, concluded with the winning of the FA Cup final in May 2011, the club’s first silverware in 35 years.

In December 2013, Vieira led the under-19s through to the last 16 of a major continental competition for the first time, claiming 11 points from UEFA Youth League Group D.

They overcame Atletico way from home in the second round before they were knocked out by Benfica in the last eight.

Domestically, Patrick oversaw a 14-match unbeaten run which put City into the four-team play-offs for the Barclays u21 Premier League prize, although the Blues were unfortunate to go out to eventual winners Chelsea on penalties in the semi-final after a 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium.

Vieira also guided his team to the final of the Premier League Cup where they were edged out by Reading after two legs.

Now in his second season in charge, Patrick is aiming to finish off his pro coaching badges and clinch his first piece of silverware as a manager, with the move to City Football Academy coming up in 2014/15. 

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