Crystal Palace Confirm Termination of Patrick Vieira's Contract
Crystal Palace Football Club have confirmed the termination of the contract of its manager, Patrick Vieira.
The news was confirmed on the official website of the Premier League club on Friday, March 17th, 2023. The Eagles have been on a poor run of form in recent games, they have failed to win a game in their last 12 league games, having failed to get a shot on target in their last three games.
The Chairman of Palace, Steve Parish expressed his regret on the decision to terminate the contract of the former Arsenal captain.
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.
Palace are currently placed in 12th place with just 27 points, just three points off the relegation zone. The Eagles will face league leaders Arsenal in their next game.