Patrick Vieira’s departure from New York City to take over as head coach of Nice has been confirmed by the Ligue 1 club.
Former France international Vieira takes over from Lucien Favre, who left for Borussia Dortmund in May, but Nice have not disclosed the length of his contract.
Manchester City – part of the City Football Group that owns the New York club – announced the switch on Sunday, but it was not until Monday that the two clubs involved confirmed an agreement.
“After two and a half years as head coach of NYCFC, today will be my last day,” Vieira wrote in a statement published on Twitter.
“I can honestly say that my time with the club has been absolutely perfect – both on the professional and personal level.
“I love New York, my family loves New York, and I will always have a NYCFC family here.
“I’m leaving New York with some wonderful memories and I will always be a fan of the club.”