Crystal palace have confirmed the sack of the club’s manager Patrick Vieira after a winless Premier League run in 2023.
The club confirm the decision to part ways with the former France international on the club’s official website. The club statement reads;
“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.”
Why do Crystal Palace sack Patrick Vieria?
After the 2022 World Cup break, Crystal Palace has been a shadow of itself struggling in the Premier League and other domestic competitions.
They have dropped down into the bottom half of the Premier League and are currently on the 12th position on the league after an underwhelming start in 2023.
They were bundled out of the Carabao Cup by Manchester United, and exited the FA Cup, losing to Southampton.
Before the World Cup, Patrick Vieira had a descent run with the Bees and was tipped to join the likes of Brentford and Brighton in a race for a Conference League or Europa League ticket.
However, the tides turned in 2023 and worsened after the World Cup under his watch.
How did Patrick Vieira perform with Crystal Palace in 2023?
The Bees suffered a humiliating home defeat to Tottenham in their first Premier League game in 2023, losing 0-4 to the North London club.
They also suffered another 0-1 defeat to Chelsea in their second Premier League game in the year at Selhurst Park.
They drew 1-1 with Manchester United, drew with Newcastle and suffered a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United to extend their winless run in 2023 to five games.
Pressure began to mount on Patrick Vieira after he recorded three consecutive draws against Brighton, Brentford, Liverpool, and another defeat to Aston Villa.
Their last two games against Manchester City and Brighton have ended in defeats, extending their winless run to 11 consecutive matches.
Their poor run of form has eroded their previous gains in the league before the World Cup break and has plunged the team into the relegation battle.
What is Crystal Palace’s position on the Premier League table?
Although 12th on the table, Crystal Palace are just three points away from the relegation zone.
Patrick Vieira has come under intense pressure from the club’s hierarchy given the club’s poor run so far.
When did Patrick Vieira takeover as Crystal Palace Manager?
He replaced former England manager Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace in 2021 and finished last season on the 12th position.
Who will take over from Patrick Vieira?
The club have announced the hunt for a new manager to replace Vieira has begun. The Bees plays Arsenal in their next Premier League game.
How many managers have been sacked in the Premier League?
Patrick Vieira is the 9th Premier League manager to be sacked this season joining Scot Parker (Bournemouth), Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea), Bruno Lage (Wolves), Steven Gerrard (Aston Villa), Ralph Hussenhuttl (Southampton), Frank Lampard (Everton), Jesse Marsch (Leeds), and Nathan Jones (Southampton).