Crystal Palace sacked Vieira before the Arsenal match

Crystal Palace announced on Friday morning the dismissal of Frenchman Patrick Vieira from coaching the team, due to poor results, after 18 months in charge.

Crystal Palace is going through a difficult period, as it has not achieved any victory in the 12 matches it has played in all tournaments since the beginning of 2023.

Crystal Palace did not score any goal in the last 4 matches, and the team did not hit a single ball into the goal frame in 3 consecutive matches against Aston Villa, Manchester City and Liverpool, as the first team in the history of Premier League to do so since the 2003-2003 season. 2004.

Crystal Palace was eliminated from the third round of the FA Cup by Southampton, and it is in 12th place in Premier League table, with 27 points.

Crystal Palace is away from the relegation zones in the competition, by only 3 points.

Crystal Palace is preparing for a difficult match against its leaders, Arsenal, next Sunday, in the 28th round.

“Results in recent months have put us in a precarious position in the league, and we felt that change was necessary to give us the best chance to improve,” said Steve Parish, chairman of Crystal Palace, in a statement posted on the club’s official website.

Vieira took over Crystal Palace in the summer of 2021, succeeding Roy Hodgson.