Patrick Vieira left his post as Crystal Palace manager after a dismal run that has seen the club winless in their last 12 games, the club announced on Friday.
Vieira joined the club in 2021 and guided the club to a 12th-place finish last season. Palace are now 12th in the Premier League, but are just three points above the relegation zone.
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Chairman Steve Parish said in a statement: “We are extremely sorry that this difficult decision has been made. Ultimately, the results of the last few months have put us in a precarious position in the league and we feel a change is necessary to give ourselves the best chance of retaining Premier status. League.
“That being said, Patrick’s impact since joining us in the summer of 2021 has been significant, and he is held in the highest regard by me and all of his colleagues.
“He led the team to an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley and a respectable 12th place last season playing some exciting football, which was a challenging and crucial campaign for the club given the changes we made to the team before he arrived.”
Palace also said that Vieira’s coaching staff Osian Roberts, Kristian Wilson and Said Aigoun have all left the club. The club said the process to appoint a new manager is “underway”.
Vieira Palace suffered three consecutive 1-0 defeats before his departure, including against rivals Brighton & Hove Albion.
Previous defeats against Manchester City, Aston Villa and a 0-0 draw against Liverpool saw Palace fail to get a shot on goal, the first time a Premier League side has achieved the three-game feat since records began in 2003.
Palace face Premier League leaders Arsenal on Saturday.