04 Jul Ex-NYCFC boss, Arsenal legend replaces Roy Hodgson
Crystal Palace have appointed former New York Metropolis FC boss Patrick Vieira as supervisor, it was introduced on Sunday.
Palace had been searching for a brand new supervisor following the departure of Roy Hodgson on the finish of final season and appeared set to nominate ex-Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre till talks broke down. They ultimately settled on one other ex-Good boss in Vieira who has signed for the subsequent three seasons.
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“I’m actually excited to have this chance to return to the Premier League, and handle this nice football membership, as we start a brand new chapter collectively,” Vieira advised the membership’s official web site.
“It’s a mission that’s actually interesting to me, having spoken lots with the chairman and sporting director about their ambition and plans for the entire membership, together with the academy.
“The membership has improbable foundations in place after a few years within the Premier League, and I hope we are able to make additional enhancements and proceed to drive the membership ahead.
“I’m additionally very excited to expertise the environment the membership’s supporters make at Selhurst Park and away from dwelling too, and I do know simply how necessary that may be for the team.”
He left in 2018 to take over at Good as substitute for Favre, however was out in December 2020 following a run of 5 defeats in all competitions.
As a participant, Vieira spent 10-and-a half seasons within the Premier League — 9 with Arsenal, the place he received the title on three events and the FA Cup 4 instances — and 18 months at Manchester Metropolis, the place he retired from football.
In between, he moved to Serie A in 2005 to affix Juventus and received the Scudetto earlier than the membership was relegated for its involvement within the Calciopoli scandal and their title was taken away.
Vieira then joined Inter Milan and received 4 consecutive Serie A titles earlier than returning to England halfway by means of the 2009-10 marketing campaign to signal for Metropolis.
He additionally made 107 appearances for France, profitable the World Cup in 1998 and European Championship in 2000.