Former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira was dismissed from his post by Nice after a run of five straight defeats, but Arsene Wenger was quick to offer some words of advice to the former Gunner’s captain.
The 44-year-old has revealed that he had a heartwarming talk with legendaryArsenal
about his exit from Nice last year.
"I had Arsene on the phone,"
Vieira revealed toL'Equipe
"One of the first sentences he said to me was: "You're never a real coach until you get fired."
"It was a very constructive discussion with Arsene - as it always is. When you get into this profession, you have to accept the idea that you will get fired at one point or another.
"I would have preferred it to have been a little later, but it happened, and what is important for me is that this experience has made me and will make me better as a coach. I am convinced this is what I was made for."