French club, OGC Nice, has on Friday announced that former Arsenal player Patrick Viera, has been sacked as Coach of the club following his recent losses of five straight matches in the French Ligue 1.
The final straw for the former Arsenal player and France 1998 world cup winner was Thursday’s 3-2 loss at home to Bayer Leverkusen Fc of Germany, which confirmed their elimination from the Europa league. He has been replaced by his assistant Adren Ursea.
“In a meeting after last night’s match, the Nice board informed Patrick Viera of their plan to put an end to their collaboration, ” the club said in a statement.
“Patrick Viera put all his heart and professionalism towards his service to OGC Nice over the last two and half years. ”
Appointed in 2018, Patrick Viera has been under growing pressure after last week’s shock home defeat by struggling Dijon which left the very ambitious Cote d’Azur club in the bottom half of the Ligue 1 table.
Nice has been hoping to challenge at the top of the table this season following considerable investments from the clubs British owners Ineos.
After Thursday’s defeat, Viera admitted he was weakened as a coach who has lost five consecutive matches is.
“We are as disappointed as the fans of this great club,” he said.