FIRING SQUAD Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira ‘could be SACKED by Crystal Palace before Sunday’s crunch clash against Gunners’

CRYSTAL PALACE could sack Patrick Vieira before the club play Arsenal, reports suggest.


Posted Friday, March 17, 2023 by Thesun.co.uk

The Eagles have slipped perilously close to the relegation zone after failing to pick up a single win in 2023.

FIRING SQUAD Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira ‘could be SACKED by Crystal Palace before Sunday’s crunch clash against Gunners’
Patrick Vieira has been left disgruntled by the lack of investment into the squad Credit: Reuters

FIRING SQUAD Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira ‘could be SACKED by Crystal Palace before Sunday’s crunch clash against Gunners’
But now his job is on the line with Crystal Palace without a win since December Credit: Getty

And now chairman Steve Parish is giving serious thought to ending Vieira's tenure, according to the Guardian.

Palace's latest defeat came against Brighton, with Solly March's strike condemning them to an 11th Premier League game without victory.

Vieira is up against former club Arsenal on Sunday though, with the Gunners flying high at the top of the league, a win would be hard to come by.

The report suggests both Vieira and Parish are disgruntled.

The former midfielder was upset by the lack of investment over the summer, while Parish is said to have been unimpressed with recent performances.

Should he remain in charge by the time the clash against Leicester rolls around on April 1, Palace face a far more favourable run of fixtures.

The next six games after Arsenal see them clashing with sides also in the relegation scrap.

If Vieira and Palace do part ways, replacements have already identified.

Among the targets are Burnley's Vincent Kompany and Middlesbrough's Michael Carrick, who have both led their respective clubs to promotion charges.

Vieira succeeded Roy Hodgson in 2021 and guided Palace to a 12th place league finish and the FA Cup semi-final in his first season.



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