Patrick Vieira to become Crystal Palace manager.

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Former Arsenal captain, Patrick Vieira might return to the Premier League this summer to coach Crystal Palace who have been without a coach since Roy Hodgson left the position after the 2020-2021 season.

Patrick Vieira who attain legendary status at Arsenal before he joined Juventus, Inter Milan, and then Manchester City has been a coach since 2016. He started his professional coaching career at New York City FC in Major League Soccer before he became the coach of French Ligue 1 side, Nice in 2018.

Since the French club sacked the 45-year-old Frenchman in 2020, he has been without a club. He has been keeping himself busy by serving as a football pundit.

At last check, reports claimed that Patrick Vieira has agreed to become the coach of the Premier League side but no official agreement and papers have been signed yet.

 Vieira during his days at Arsenal.
Patrick Vieira during his days at Arsenal.

Recall that Crystal Palace tried to appoint former Wolverhampton Wanderers coach, Nuno Espirito Santo but the deal failed halfway. Also, the Premier League side tried to appoint former Borussia Dortmund coach, Lucien Favre but the coach changed his mind at the tail end of the negotiations.

All things being equal, Crystal Palace are expected to announce Patrick Vieira as the new coach of the club before the end of the coming weekend as the club’s players are expected to resume for pre-season on Monday.

Patrick Vieira comments on the exit of France from Euro 2020

Patrick Vieira comments on the exit of France from Euro 2020
Kylian Mbappe failed to help France qualify for the next round of Euro 2020.

On Monday night, Patrick Vieira could not hold his anger against the French team that could not hold their own against Switzerland in the ongoing Euro 2020. The Swiss team knocked out the French team that was rated favorites to win the tournament via penalty shootouts.

France were leading Switzerland 3-1 before the 80th minute of the game but the Swiss team turned things around and drew 3-3 before the regular 90 minutes. The game went into extra time and then to penalty shootouts.

Everything was going well until Kylian Mbappe was called upon to take the last kick for France. He failed to trick the Swiss goalkeeper, Yann Sommer well enough as the goalkeeper saved his kick to end France’s journey in the tournament.

While Patrick Vieira was analyzing the game, the Frenchman stressed that France deserved to lose for not playing up to expectation. He hailed Switzerland for their doggedness.

“Tonight we have to give the credit to the Swiss team because I strongly believe that the best team won today,” Vieira said on ITV.

“The best team deserved to go through to the next round, and tonight it was the Swiss.

“I’m really disappointed with the attitude we had on the pitch. I think it was a poor French national team, there wasn’t any kind of togetherness, there wasn’t any kind of spirit. We didn’t play as a team, so we didn’t deserve to go to the next round.”

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