Patrick Vieira has been appointed new Crystal Palace supervisor on a three-year deal forward of the 2021-22 Premier League season, the membership introduced on Sunday.
In keeping with our companions at Sky Sports activities, Lucien Favre was beforehand very near taking the job at Crystal Palace, with Frank Lampard, Eddie Howe, Steve Cooper and Sean Dyche all thought of as nicely.
The appointment of Vieira, who takes over for the lately retired Roy Hodgson at Selhurst Park, fills the final remaining emptiness within the Premier League after Nuno Espiritio Santo took the Tottenham job earlier this week.
The 45-year-old Frenchman had been out of labor since he was fired by Ligue 1 facet Good in December. Previous to taking the Good submit, Vieira started his managerial profession with New York Metropolis FC in MLS.
What subsequent for Vieira, Crystal Palace?
Vieira takes over a small (and growing old) squad of gamers at Crystal Palace after 10 first-team gamers, together with the likes of Joel Ward, Gary Cahill, Nathaniel Clyne, Mamadou Sakho, Andros Townsend and Patrick van Aanholt, left the membership upon the expiration of their contracts on July 1.
The common age of Palace’s 12 most-used gamers this season (minutes performed) is 29.4 years outdated. The rebuild for Hodgson’s successor will probably be no small job.
4 of the 12 gamers referenced above (Townsend, Ward, Cahill and Van Aanholt) had been among the many departures after accounting for greater than 8,000 minutes performed between them final season.
With Crystal Palace having made no signings to this point in the summertime switch window, Vieira does take over a comparatively clear slate as he units out to construct a staff in his picture.
Vieira will start his tenure by making the quick journey to Stamford Bridge, the place Crystal Palace will face the reigning European champions, Chelsea, on Aug. 14.
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