Crystal Palace have officially appointed Patrick Vieira as their new manager on a three-year deal, as reported by BBC.
Moving into 2021/22, the Eagles finally have some assurance over their managerial situation following nearly two months without clarity after Roy Hodgson declared his intention to leave Selhurst Park [cpfc.co.uk].
Frank Lampard, Steve Cooper and Lucien Favre were all previously front-runners for the position, but 45-year-old Vieira has been chosen as the man to lead the Eagles into the new campaign and possibly beyond [BBC].
Will Vieira be a success as Crystal Palace boss?
Firstly, he will need to negotiate the tricky task of replacing the 22 first team players who departed after their contracts expired at the end of last season [Tribal Football].
Despite the challenges ahead, many Crystal Palace supporters took to Twitter to voice their delight as they embark on a new journey under Vieira’s stewardship.
CPFC fans react:
Replying to the club’s official Twitter channel, here is how some fans summarised their feelings on the Vieira appointment, with one supporter describing it as “great” news:
“European tour coming. My gaffer.”
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