Crystal Palace are set to appoint Patrick Vieira as their new manager, according to a report from David Ornstein.
The Athletic report that Crystal Palace are set to make Patrick Vieira their new manager, reaching an agreement in principle with the former Arsenal midfielder over the role.
Though the deal hasn’t yet been signed, the formalisation of their agreement is expected today, and the process of applying for a visa is underway. Palace are hoping to have Vieira in the job in time for pre-season training to begin next Monday.
Vieira has often been linked with managerial vacancies at Arsenal, including in both 2018 and 2019. But it never quite panned out. Instead, the 45-year-old worked for New York City FC for two years, then OGC Nice for two more.
After Nice let him go in December, Vieira took a bit of a break from management, but it looks like he’s set to return with a job in the Premier League.
Arsenal fans will certainly be watching closely to see how their former player does. If he’s a success at Palace, that will surely only make him a stronger candidate for any potential future Arsenal vacancy.
Most recently, Vieira has been in Arsenal-related headlines on the back of his involvement with Daniel Ek’s bid to buy the club away from Kroenke Sports & Entertainment. Vieira joined Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp in backing Ek’s offer.
But it looks like he has a new job to focus on now, and we wish him the best of luck whenever he’s not facing Arsenal.