Crystal Palace have parted ways with first team manager Patrick Vieira ahead of their match against Arsenal. The club have failed to win their last twelve matches, and have been unable to score in their last four matches.
They are currently three points clear of the relegation zone, and they are struggling to stay up in the Premier League. As highlighted by club chairman Steve Parish, the decision has been made in an effort to try and retain their spot in the top flight.
Patrick Vieira sacked by Crystal Palace after poor run of form
‘It is with enormous regret that this difficult decision has been made,’ Parish said according to the Crystal Palace website.
‘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.’
Patrick Vieira had a bright start to his time with Palace last year. But results this time around have not been as good, which prompted the decision. The club has confirmed that the process of finding a new manager is underway.