Leeds United linked manager Patrick Vieira is set for a return to management with three Premier League clubs having made him an offer.
That is according to L’Equipe, via Get French Football News, who report Vieira is currently taking some time off since leaving Crystal Palace to recharge his batteries, but is expected to start work again this summer.
Vieira was fired from his role at Palace in March after a run of 12 Premier League games without a win that left them briefly in the battle to beat the drop.
Even while he was still at Palace, it was reported by the Athletic that Vieira was open to replacing Jesse Marsch at Leeds in February following his dismissal.
However, Leeds did not end up making an approach for the Arsenal legend, though it is said that he remains a manager the club are keeping an eye on.
Vieira has three PL offers, Leeds linked
Vieira had looked as though he was building a decent project at Palace up until that long winless run that saw him relieved of his duties.
That said, given Leeds’ interest in him was reported while Victor Orta was still at the club, it is unclear whether he remains someone they will pursue in the summer.
If as expected Leeds are relegated from the Premier League this season, Vieira would represent a good option to try get the club straight back up, similar to that of Vincent Kompany at Burnley.
Should Leeds perform a miracle, though, it is time to start aiming higher in the managerial department with Aston Villa’s appointment of Unai Emery clear evidence a top coach can make all the difference.
Vieira is still relatively unproven at the very top level and it would be another gamble Leeds do not need to make.