Crystal Palace Football Club have confirmed that they have parted ways with manager Patrick Vieira, after a run of underwhelming results.
The Frenchman who had been in charge at Selhurst Park since July 2021, leaves his role following a run of one win in 14 Premier League games which has left the club three points above the relegation zone. His final game was a defeat by Palace’s rivals Brighton and Hove Albion.
Three members of Patrick’s coaching staff – Osian Roberts, Kristian Wilson and Saïd Aïgoun have also left the club.
Crystal Palace 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 guided Palace to 12th in the Premier League and an FA Cup semi-final in his first season, and was believed to have been frustrated by the lack of investment in the summer and January transfer windows and would point to his side having faced a run of fixtures against clubs in the top half.
Palace who have lost six of their 11 fixtures visit the leaders Arsenal on Sunday, in the final game before the international break and Vieira had hoped to oversee the start of a revival at his former club.