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Crystal Palace Fires Patrick Vieira As Head Coach

by Mustafa Juma

Patrick Vieira has been fired as Crystal Palace head coach.

The club in a statement on Friday said three members of Patrick’s coaching staff – Osian Roberts, Kristian Wilson and Saïd Aïgoun – have also left the club.

Patrick Vieira has been at the helm of Crystal Palace for 18 months. His sack comes after 12 games without a win.

“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, ” said the club’s Chairman Steve Parish.

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“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,” he added.

The process to appoint a new manager is underway. Dean Kiely will remain as goalkeeping coach.

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