Crystal Palace: Update on Patrick Vieira’s future
Transfer insider Dean Jones has provided an update on the future of Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira.
The Lowdown: No win in 2023
The Eagles have endured an extremely frustrating start to 2023 and are without a Premier League win in their last nine games.
That form has seen Vieira’s side fall into a potential relegation battle despite being in 12th place. Palace are just five points off the drop zone and face Manchester City, Brighton and Arsenal in their next three fixtures.
The Latest: Jones’ update
Jones shared a story for GiveMeSport in the last 48 hours regarding Vieira. He said that the Palace boss is starting to come under scrutiny and ‘will need a turn of form soon to avoid serious doubts being raised over his position’.
The reporter adds that ‘sources insist the club are hopeful he can turn the situation around and want to remain patient, yet fans are beginning to become vocal about their worrying direction’.
The Verdict: Worrying…
Palace have drawn five and lost four of their nine Premier League games in 2023, failing to score more than one goal in any of those fixtures.
The form is certainly a cause for concern, and if Vieira can’t turn things around relatively quickly, Palace may see themselves sliding down the league table.
Everyone at Selhurst Park are hoping that the Frenchman can get back to winning ways as soon as possible, but if he can’t, it may leave the club with a serious decision to make heading into the run-in.