Arsenal legends Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry ‘battling it out to be next USA manager’
ARSENAL icons Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira are reportedly in the frame to take over as manager of the USA national team.
Henry, 45, and Vieira, 46, won two Premier League titles together under Arsene Wenger between 2002 and 2004.
GettyThierry Henry and Patrick Vieira won a host of trophies together at Arsenal[/caption]
They also claimed a couple of FA Cups during one of the greatest periods in Arsenal‘s history.
Now they have turned to coaching, with Henry taking the top job at Monaco and Montreal Impact.
He also spent two stints as Roberto Martinez’s No2 for the Belgium national team.
Henry departed after the World Cup and has been out of work for the past three months.
Meanwhile, Vieira was sacked by Crystal Palace on Friday after a 12-game winless run.
The Frenchman spent 18 months in charge at Selhurst Park but is now searching for work once more.
Before his spell at Palace, Vieira coached Manchester City’s Elite Development Squad, New York City FC and Nice.
According to Goal, both Arsenal legends are being linked with the USA job.
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The Americans have been without a coach since Gregg Berhalter left after reaching the last-16 of the World Cup in Qatar.
And USA legend Alexi Lalas has talked up the idea of Vieira getting the job.
Speaking on Twitter, he said: “I think Patrick Vieira is worth a chat.
“But I think it’s useless to talk about potential #USMNT coaching candidates until a men’s GM (who will pick the next coach) is hired.”