FILE PHOTO: Patrick Vieira and former Monaco coach Thiery Henry during a past match between Monaco and Nice at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco, January 16, 2019. /VCG Photo
French Ligue 1 side Nice have sacked head coach Patrick Vieira after two and a half years in charge.
The club made the announcement on Friday via a statement, saying the decision came after a board meeting held on Thursday night.
The statement confirmed that the club "has decided to appoint Adrian Ursea as head coach of the club's professional first team, as of today."
Vieira's sacking comes as the club were bundled out of the UEFA Europa League after a home defeat to German side Bayer Leverkusen, their fourth loss in the competition this season.
Thursday's loss was also the club's fourth consecutive home defeat in all competitions.
Nice have only won three of their last ten games in all competitions and are currently 11th in the Ligue 1 standings.
Nice was Vieira's second managerial role, having coached New York City between 2016 and 2018.
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