Internally, it was hinted on the side of Meinau that the signing of the 1998 world champion as coach would be official this weekend.
Far from being totally untenable, as the affair was on the right track, the suspense will still have held until the end of this day on Sunday, Racing formalizing the signing of Patrick Vieira shortly after 9:30 p.m. on its networks social.
The former international (107 caps for the France team) arrived in the Alsatian capital at the end of the afternoon to settle the final details and sign a contract which commits him to Racing until June 2026.
During the previous hours, he was in contact in particular with Kader Mangane, the sports coordinator of the club, to work on the constitution of his staff. The latter will be made up of technicians already at the club – Stéphane Cassard, the goalkeeper coach, and Jean-Marc Kuentz, just like the physical trainer Guillaume Jahier, were already expected this Monday morning with the…