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Crystal Palace sack Patrick Vieira as manager

Crystal Palace have sacked manager Patrick Vieira after a run of one win in 14 Premier League games, the club announced on Friday.

The Eagles are just three points above the relegation zone.

Vieira joined the club in 2021 and guided the club to a 12th-placed finish last season. Palace are now in 12th spot in the Premier League but are just three points above the relegation zone.
Vieira’s Palace suffered three successive 1-0 defeats before his departure, including against rivals Brighton & Hove Albion.

Chairman Steve Parish said in a statement: “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 semifinal 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.”