BREAKING NEWS: Crystal Palace SACK Patrick Vieira after dismal run of 12 games without win that has left the Eagles hurtling towards Premier League relegation
- Patrick Vieira has been sacked from his position as Crystal Palace manager
- The Eagles have had a torrid start to the calendar year and are yet to win a game
- Palace remain just three points above the Premier League relegation zone
Crystal Palace have confirmed that Patrick Vieira has been sacked as the club’s first-team manager.
The decision comes after a dismal run of form for the Eagles in 2023, who have failed to win any of their 12 matches since the start of the new year.
The awful string of results have left the south London club teetering just above the Premier League relegation zone, with a three-point gap separating them from 18th-placed Bournemouth.
A statement from club chairman Steve Parish on the club website read: ‘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.
Patrick Vieira has been sacked as Crystal Palace manager following a dismal run of form
‘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.’
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