Following his sacking from Crystal Palace, Patrick Vieira has been taking a well-deserved break in the Caribbean. The former French footballer was spotted in Barbados, enjoying the sun and sea. He was seen kayaking and jumping off an inflatable water trampoline, making the most of his time away from the dugout.
Vieira, who is 46 years old, was photographed swimming topless while wearing blue swim shorts. His tattoos were also on display, including one of a soldier in laurel leaves on his right arm. Another tattoo on his stomach around his belly button appears to be of a ram’s skull and horns.
The former Arsenal star was sacked from his role as Crystal Palace boss in March after a poor run of results. He was replaced by Roy Hodgson, the same manager he succeeded in 2021 when he arrived at Selhurst Park. Since then, Vieira has been linked with jobs at Leeds and Nottingham Forest.
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace has won their two games since Hodgson took over, including their 5-1 win over Leeds on the weekend. Despite this, Vieira has been linked with a return to Premier League management.
It is no surprise that Vieira is taking a break after a challenging time at Crystal Palace. The former Arsenal captain had a difficult start to his managerial career, struggling to find success with Nice before moving to Crystal Palace. However, he remains highly regarded in the football world and is expected to return to management soon.
Vieira’s time in Barbados is likely to have helped him recharge his batteries and reflect on his next move. It is clear that he has a passion for football and a desire to succeed as a manager. His experience as a player at the highest level will undoubtedly help him in his future managerial roles.
Overall, Vieira’s break in Barbados is a well-deserved one. He has had a challenging start to his managerial career, but he remains a highly respected figure in the football world. It will be interesting to see where he ends up next and whether he can find success as a manager.