By Kayode Sanni-Arewa
Premier League side, Crystal Palace Football Club has fired former Arsenal star, Patrick Vieira as manager.
They confirmed that Patrick Vieira has left his post as First Team Manager in a statement on Friday morning.
Three members of Patrick's coaching staff – Osian Roberts, Kristian Wilson and Saïd Aïgoun – have also left the club.
Chairman Steve Parish said: “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.”
The process to appoint a new manager is underway, and we will provide an update in due course. Dean Kiely will remain as goalkeeping coach.
Vieira left the club 12th on the EPL table and three points above relegation. His team has recorded three consecutive loses and were unable to register a shot on target in two consecutive matches.