Former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira has been appointed the new Crystal Palace manager.
The Frenchman, who has put pen to paper on a three-year deal, replaces Roy Hodgson, who stepped down at the end of the 2020/21 campaign.
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Vieira was a key player for Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal between 1997 and 2005, leading them to domestic success with three Premier League titles, and four FA Cup crowns.
After leaving Arsenal, the midfielder went on to spend a season at Juventus, before securing more silverware at Inter Milan (three Serie A titles and two Supercoppa Italiana cup triumphs) and Manchester City (one F.A. Cup win) where he brought to a close a remarkable playing career in 2011.
“I am really excited to have this opportunity to return to the Premier League, and manage this great football club, as we begin a new chapter together,” Patrick Vieira said.
“It is a project that is really appealing to me, having spoken a lot with the Chairman and Sporting Director about their ambition and plans for the whole club, including the Academy. The club has fantastic foundations in place after many years in the Premier League, and I hope we can make further improvements and continue to drive the club forward.