BREAKING: Crystal Palace have sacked Patrick Vieira
It comes following a disappointing mid-week loss to rivals Brighton
Crystal Palace has parted ways with manager Patrick Vieira.
The club confirmed today (17th March) that the Frenchman has vacated the position after a 1-0 defeat to rivals Brighton and Hove Albion.
The Eagles currently sit in 12th place in the Premier League- just three points above the relegation zone.
No announcement has been made on who will replace Vieira or take charge of Sunday’s Premier League game against Arsenal at the Emirates.
Crystal Palace Football Club can confirm that Patrick Vieira has left his post as First Team Manager.#CPFC
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) March 17, 2023
"It is with enormous regret that this difficult decision has been made," read a statement from the club this morning. 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 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 Saïd the very best for their futures.”