Is Patrick Vieira Heading to Crystal Palace?

Tuesday, 29-June-2021 20:00

Former France and Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira
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Former France and Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Arsenal and France legend Patrick Vieira has reportedly agreed to become Crystal Palace's new head coach, Sky Sports reported on Tuesday (06/29/2021).

However, no agreement has yet been signed by the two parties. Vieira would become the third coach in three weeks to be said to have reached an agreement with Palace.

However, Palace hope an agreement with Vieira will be reached in the near future.

The club's officials hope Lucien Favre will change his mind this weekend, given the former Borussia Dortmund manager opted not to take up the coaching position at Palace last weekend.

The English club had shifted its focus to Vieira shortly after.

Palace have insisted on announcing their new coach next Monday (England time) when the players return for pre-season training.

The last club that Vieira coached was Nice. He was appointed coach of the French Ligue 1 club in the summer of 2018 before being sacked in December last year following a string of poor results in all competitions.

As a player, the former Arsenal captain won three Premier Leagues titles and four FA Cups with the Gunners.

He briefly served on the coaching staff at Manchester City before spending two and a half years in the United States coaching MLS club New York City.

Vieira was linked with Newcastle in 2018, while in 2019 Arsene Wenger backed his former captain to become Arsenal's future coach, as reported by Antara.

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