Patrick Vieira has gone from being in charge of the reserve team of Manchester City to becoming the coach of the MLS side New York City FC.
The retired French player was appointed as the new manager of the MLS team back in January of 2016 and David Villa has recently talked about this managerial switch as the Spanish attacker stated that tactics of the former coach Jason Kreis and the ones that are being implemented by Patrick Vieira are vastly different but he just wants to focus on the future with this new manager who has taken the helm.
Some might believe that David Villa’s international career is over, but, the veteran himself has other ideas.
He is looking to return to the International circuit and complete his hundred international appearances.
He is three away from that mark at the moment.
Former Valencia and Barcelona striker David Villa has ruled out a potential return to the Spanish league by claiming that he is committed to his career with New York City FC.
The record goalscorer for the Spanish national team is currently playing with the MLS outfit having moved on a free transfer. The MLS season has just come to a close and it has been a decent start to the North American carrier for Villa. The forward scored 18 goals in 30 appearances for his club. Despite his goals, the club were unable to qualify for the play-offs but they would consider this to be a decent season.
Former Barcelona striker David Villa has likened the situation faced by Pedro in the last few months to the situation that forced his exit from the club to Atletico Madrid a few years ago.
Villa spent three years at the Camp Nou and was part of the Barcelona team that is still regarded as the best in the history of the game. The 2011 team managed to win a whole host of titles including the Champions League. Villa scored in the final of the 2011 Champions League, but he did not stay at the club for much longer. Changes in the tactics meant that he was on the bench more often than not.
New York City FC’s star striker David Villa says that his team are very much looking forward to receiving Frank Lampard into the squad.
Former Barcelona striker David Villa says that he is confident that his former team can win the treble this campaign.
The striker left the Spanish club on a free transfer after his contract came to an end. Villa knew that he did not have a future left at Barcelona after falling down the pecking order. His importance was further reduced after the club decided to sign Luis Suarez from Barcelona even before the World Cup 2014 began. Suarez moved to the Camp Nou just after the World Cup had completed. Villa will now be playing in the MLS for New York City FC.
Ricardo Kaka and David Villa both made their debut in the Major League Soccer (MLS) on March 8 as New York City FC and Orlando City SC faced off against each other in a match that finished with a 1-1 scoreboard but it was a significantly better debut for Kaka than Villa as the Brazilian player was able to score a goal and rescue one point for his team while David Villa did not have such a big impact in the pitch.
David Villa originally signed a 10 match long loan deal with Melbourne City but he was recalled by New York City FC sooner than initially expected and now the Spanish forward has returned to the MLS.
The experienced attacker scored twice in 4 appearances when performing with Melbourne City and the manager of the club thanked Villa for his contributions to the team as he also attracted attention to the Australian team as they received more attendance than before due to the Spanish forward.
Former Valencia and Barcelona striker David Villa says that he is not sure whether he would be returning to the Australian A-League in 2015.
Former Spain striker David Villa has claimed that the reason behind his move to New York City FC is not for financial reasons. The striker recently ended his glittering career in European football after deciding to join New York City FC on a free transfer. His contract with Atletico Madrid came to an end last season and he decided not to stay in European football despite being only 32 years old. The striker has had a spectacular career in which he has represented the likes of Valencia, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid.