Manchester City Football Club has named Patrick Vieira as the new Head of the Elite Development Squad. He previously served two years as City’s Football Development Executive.
"After spending two years working across a number of areas of the Club and with a particular focus on the Youth Academy, I feel honored and privileged to have been offered this role," said Vieira. "This marks a new chapter both in my career and in my life and I am looking forward to it immensely. My passion for the development of young talent has only grown in my time at City and I am pleased to be able to play my part in helping to shape the footballing future for Manchester City."
The Elite Development Squad currently play in the Under 21 Premier League. In 2014, it will be based at the City Football Academy, which is presently under construction on an 80-acre site adjacent to the Etihad Stadium.
Vieira’s prolific playing career includes winning five FA Cups and nine league titl...