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 Saïd Aïgoun – 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 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.”
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.
Official Statement on CPFC site.
For my part, I enjoyed the style of football that he attempted to play. When it worked, it was exciting, but Palace haven’t won in more than ten weeks. Ultimately, results matter. Unfortunately, the money of the Premier League is too prescious to lose, and survival in this league tops everything. Despite all the money, Palace are earmarking a huge chunk of it to the redevelopment of Selhurst Park, whereas myself (& Vieira most likely) would have preferred it be spent on exciting new players.
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As a child of SE25 I would have preferred we had held our nerve and kept PV. As with any club there is always the question of who we will get that is better.
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Done now, Clive. So who will we appoint? Interesting times.
From my understanding, loads of Premiership money earmarked for Selhurst, but any decent incoming manager will want to spend on players he wants. Surely, there’s been sounding out done already?
In the meantime, a big 10 games coming up. My gut says we will scrape over the line.