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English Premier League club Crystal Palace have sacked their French manager Patrick Vieira.

English Premier League club Crystal Palace announced this morning, Friday, March 17, that they have parted company with Patrick Vieira. The former Arsenal and France international star had endured a disastrous run that saw the Eagles without a win so far in 2023.

His side suffered a third consecutive defeat by losing 1-0 to Brighton this Wednesday 15. They currently lie 12th in the league but are only separated from 18th-placed Bournemouth by three points, with the south-coast club having a game in hand over Palace. The side has notched just 21 goals in 27 games.

A statement from Palace read: Crystal Palace Football Club can confirm that Patrick Vieira has left his post as First Team Manager. Three members of Patrick’s coaching staff – Osian Roberts, Kristian Wilson and Said Aigoun – have also left the club”.

Chairman Steve Parish said: “It is with enormous regret that this difficult decision has been made. Ultimately, results in recent months have placed us in a precarious league position and we felt a change is necessary to give us the best chance of retaining Premier League status”.

“That said, Patrick’s impact since joining us in the summer of 2021 has been significant, and he is held in the highest regard by myself, and all of his colleagues. He led the team to a Wembley FA Cup semi-final and a respectable 12th-placed finish last season playing some exciting football, which was a challenging and crucial campaign for the club given the changes we made to the squad prior to his arrival”.

“Patrick has given his all to the club, and we all thank him and his team for their service. We also wish Patrick, Osian, Kristian and Said the very best for their futures. The process to appoint a new manager is underway, and we will provide an update in due course. Dean Kiely will remain as goalkeeping coach”.

A further statement added: “Paddy McCarthy led first-team training this morning, and will manage the side against Arsenal on Sunday. The former club captain, and current U21s Head Coach, will be joined by U21s Assistant Coach Darren Powell and goalkeeping coach Dean Kiely”.

“Crystal Palace U21s host Arsenal this afternoon (14:00 GMT), and the side will be managed by Academy Director Gary Issott. This match will be broadcast live on PalaceTV+”.


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