Palace sack manager Vieira after winless run

LONDON, March 17 — Crystal Palace sacked manager Patrick Vieira immediately after 20 months in charge right now following their 1- defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion remaining them a few points over the Premier League relegation zone.

Palace are the only facet in the league without the need of a acquire in 2023, having drawn five and dropped 6 of their video games. Their previous league get came on December 31, 2- at Bournemouth, and they are 12th on 27 details with 11 video games to participate in.

“It is with enormous regret that this difficult conclusion has been manufactured,” Palace Chairman Steve Parish stated.

“Results in new months have positioned us in a precarious league situation and we felt a change is important to give us the very best likelihood of retaining Premier League status.”

Former France international Vieira, who captained Arsenal to three league titles and 4 FA Cups as a player, took more than from Roy Hodgson in July 2021 on a 3-calendar year agreement.

Vieira, 46, guided Palace to a 12th-positioned finish and an FA Cup semi-last operate in his to start with period in cost, earning praise for an attacking type of perform.

Having said that, they have struggled for plans this time and scored only 21 occasions in 27 game titles. Wednesday’s defeat at Brighton was their third in a row and marked the 13th league activity they failed to score.

“Patrick’s effects because becoming a member of us in the summer months of 2021 has been major, and he is held in the maximum regard by myself, and all of his colleagues,” Parish extra.

“Patrick has offered his all to the club, and we all thank him and his group for their company.”

Vieira also received the 1998 Globe Cup and the 2000 European Championship as a player with France. He coached US facet New York City FC from 2016-18 in advance of a 2-1/2 12 months stint at Ligue 1 club Pleasant.

Three associates of his coaching workers, Osian Roberts, Kristian Wilson and Stated Aigoun, have also remaining Palace.

The club did not verify who would change Vieira or take cost of Sunday’s Leading League excursion to leaders Arsenal. — Reuters