Crystal Palace ‘will confirm Patrick Vieira appointment TODAY’ with the Arsenal legend ‘signing a three-year deal’ to replace Roy Hodgson as manager at Selhurst Park
- Crystal Palace have completed a deal to appoint Patrick Vieira as their new boss
- The 45-year-old Frenchman is due to arrive in London today to finalise the deal
- He has signed a three year deal with Palace as they look to replace Roy Hodgson
Crystal Palace have completed a deal to appoint Patrick Vieira as their new manager, according to The Athletic.
The 45-year-old Frenchman is due to arrive in London today and an official announcement is scheduled for later this afternoon.
Vieira has reportedly signed a three year deal with Crystal Palace as the club look to replace Roy Hodgson.
Crystal Palace have completed a deal to appoint Patrick Vieira as their new manager
Vieira’s appointment will end Palace’s search for Hodgson’s successor after he departed Selhurst Park by mutual consent at the end of last season.
The role will be the Frenchman’s first senior coaching position in England – having previously managed OGC Nice and New York City FC.
However, the former Arsenal captain does have experience managing Manchester City’s Elite Development Squad.
The 45-year-old Frenchman (above) is due to arrive in London today to finalise the deal
The former Arsenal captain has experience managing Man City’s Elite Development Squad
Vieira will be looking to revamp Crystal Palace’s coaching staff – with reports claiming he will bring in younger talent.
Vieira will also be looking to improve Palace’s Premier League standings after they finished 14th under Hodgson in May.
However, given the fact 11 players are set to become free agents, Vieira will need to use the summer transfer window to complete a major squad overhaul.
Nevertheless, Vieira’s priority will centre around keeping Palace in the top-flight next season.
Palace had previously been linked to Frank Lampard, Nuno Espirito Santo and then Lucien Favre. However, negotiations fell through.
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