Crystal Palace appoint Ex-invincible, Patrick Viera as New Manager
Written by crest887fm on July 5, 2021
Crystal Palace have appointed Patrick Vieira to succeed Roy Hodgson as the English Premier League club’s manager.
The former Arsenal captain, who led the famous invincibles during their 2003-2004 reign, emerged as Palace’s preferred candidate after a lengthy process since Hodgson announced he was leaving the club on May 18.
The 45-year-old Frenchman has signed a three-year contract with the Eagles, who finished 14th last season.
It would be Recalled that Vieira was sacked by French club Nice in December.
Previously he had spent two and a half years in charge of Major League Soccer side New York City after beginning his coaching career in the academy at Manchester City, where he ended his stellar playing career in 2011.
He secured two play-off appearances at New York City and achieved seventh- and fifth-placed finishes during his two full seasons at Nice.