Patrick Vieira, the current manager of New York City, has been linked with Ligue 1 side AS Saint-Etienne but may opt to stay in the US.

According to The Sun. the ex-Arsenal player has been linked with Saint-Etienne this summer  after the Ligue 1 outift approached. However, reports are suggesting Vieira may well opt against a move to stay with New York City instead.

The 40-year-old started his coaching career at Manchester City youth ranks and was offered his first first-team managerial job with New York City in 2016. The MLS side are a sister-club of Manchester City and it’s believed the board sent Vieira to the US to hone his skills and prepare to one day take over the English club.

His first season in the States was seen successful as Viera led his club to a second place in the Eastern Conference, qualifiying for the playoffs. His performances haven’t gone unnoticed. And when Saint-Etienne decided to part ways with Christophe Galtier, Patrick Vieira’s was named as a potential successor..

When initially asked about the speculation, Vieira said: “Of course I will stay here. I set out on a long-term project with New York City. The only thing is you can’t control reports from journalists. The thing is that it is a really interesting project and I am into it. I love every single day of it. Speculation is part of our world and I get used to it.”