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Report: Inter Miami confident Vieira will be first head coach

Burnley v Nice - Pre-Season Friendly

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Manager of Nice, Patrick Vieria during the pre-season friendly match between Burnley and OGC Nice at Turf Moor on July 30, 2019 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Rich Sellers/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

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The folks running MLS expansion side Inter Miami are confident they will be able to lure Patrick Vieira away from Ligue 1 side Nice and make him the first head coach in franchise history, according to a report from ESPN.

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Miami will kick off its inaugural MLS season in just over two months, yet perhaps the most important piece of the puzzle — the head coach/manager — is yet to be appointed.

After striking out on a handful of prospective coaches already, Miami have reportedly settled on Vieira, who joined Nice from another MLS side, New York City FC in the summer of 2018. Nice currently sit 13th in Ligue 1 and are yet to take a massive step forward under Vieira. If a deal is to be agreed between all involved parties, it could come by the end of December.

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According to the report, Miami also approached currently unemployed manager Carlo Ancelotti, but the Italian is expected to be named the new Everton manager in the coming hours or days.

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