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https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... ce-manager

Patrick Vieira relishing ‘new chapter’ as Crystal Palace manager

Former Arsenal captain signs three-year deal at Selhurst Park

Patrick Vieira has said that Crystal Palace’s “ambition and plans for the future” convinced him to become Roy Hodgson’s successor, after the appointment of the former Arsenal captain on a three-year deal was confirmed on Sunday.

Vieira – who has been out of work since being sacked in December by Nice - was originally interviewed in April after expressing his interest in replacing Hodgson at Selhurst Park, only to be overlooked initially.

Yet after the breakdown of talks with Nuno Espírito Santo because of concerns over his demands and then the withdrawal of Lucien Favre following a last-minute change of mind, the Palace co-chairman, Steve Parish, and the sporting director, Dougie Freedman, returned to the man who captained Arsenal during their “Invincibles” season in 2003-04 and won 107 caps for France during an illustrious playing career.

“It’s 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,” Vieira said.

“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. I’m also very excited to experience the atmosphere the club’s supporters make at Selhurst Park and away from home too, and I know just how important that can be for the team.”

Having begun his coaching career at Manchester City after retiring in 2011, Vieira spent four years managing City’s elite development squad before taking his first senior post at the MLS side New York City in 2016. While Favre – who left Borussia Dortmund in December having also previously managed Nice – would have represented a more experienced option than the 45-year-old Vieira, with pre-season training due to start on Monday and with several first-team players now out of contract, Parish acknowledged Vieira has no time to waste.

“I’m delighted and excited that Patrick has agreed to join Crystal Palace as our manager following successfully learning his trade at the City Group, and experiencing positive managerial spells at New York City and then Nice, who he led to the Europa League,” he said.

“We have a lot to do to prepare in the coming weeks and I look forward to working closely with Patrick and Dougie in bringing in some new faces to help us all to a successful season.”
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Losing/lost about half the squad. Huge rebuild needed. Good luck to Skipper.
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I hope he lasts one full season at least
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All I hope for is that he keeps them in the top half of the table. Top 4 would be fantastic.


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Scipio Africanus wrote: Sun Jul 04, 2021 8:42 pm All I hope for is that he keeps them in the top half of the table. Top 4 would be fantastic.
He will be lucky not to be in a relegation dogfight.
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Rooting for the guy. Mendy is paving the way for black goalies in the EPL, I heard Arsenal wants to sign Onana from Ajax.
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Benedict Iroha wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 12:28 am Rooting for the guy. Mendy is paving the way for black goalies in the EPL, I heard Arsenal wants to sign Onana from Ajax.
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Ramsdale.

As for Skipper, Palace are destined for a dogfight, anything other than that will be an achievement.
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benteke wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 3:39 am Taking the knee is working

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This is one appointment I don't like at all. Looks like they are looking for a scapegoat having mismanaged the recruitment of replacement for Hogdson and the messy transfer situation in club. There is enough mess in that place right now to pull the club down...
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oloye wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:15 pm This is one appointment I don't like at all. Looks like they are looking for a scapegoat having mismanaged the recruitment of replacement for Hogdson and the messy transfer situation in club. There is enough mess in that place right now to pull the club down...
The more reason he should be respected for accepting the challenge.
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Hmmm WHile I have not watched any of their pre-season games in full, I have seen all/most highlights and I am excited to follow Pat's team this season.
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Good thing about Vieira is any of them tried to be cocky then he can correct it real quick :D
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danfo driver wrote: Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:39 pm Hmmm WHile I have not watched any of their pre-season games in full, I have seen all/most highlights and I am excited to follow Pat's team this season.
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Does he have black hair?
Does he have a moustache?
Is he wearing glasses?
Is it Basil Boli?
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furiously frank wrote: Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:27 pm
danfo driver wrote: Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:39 pm Hmmm WHile I have not watched any of their pre-season games in full, I have seen all/most highlights and I am excited to follow Pat's team this season.
The last black coach in EPL with a respectable record was also French, he coached Fulham: guess who?
The great Jean Tigana! He even owns his own vineyard, and occasionally hands out beautifully packaged wines from there as a gift. Typical Frenchie :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:


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furiously frank wrote: Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:27 pm
danfo driver wrote: Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:39 pm Hmmm WHile I have not watched any of their pre-season games in full, I have seen all/most highlights and I am excited to follow Pat's team this season.
The last black coach in EPL with a respectable record was also French, he coached Fulham: guess who?
Tigana was a better coach.
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Two games into the season is not enough to assess any coach.
Something like a third of the games in the season should make the worth of the coach clearer,
and whether he/she needs better players to work with.
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joao wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 9:07 pm Two games into the season is not enough to assess any coach.
Something like a third of the games in the season should make the worth of the coach clearer,
and whether he/she needs better players to work with.
he ha shad three already and lost all 3 but he will come good.

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