Patrick Vieira, announced as new Palace coach

The Crystal
Palace has made official the arrival of the former Arsenal midfielder on his bench Patrick
Scallop. The Premier League club and the coach have signed a contract for three seasons: until June 2024.

Considered one of the best players of his generation, Vieira played a vital role in Arsenal’s success between 1997 and 2005 with Arsène Wenger, winning three Premier League titles and four FA Cups. He represented the North London club 396 times and was named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year for six consecutive years.

After leaving Arsenal, the Frenchman spent a season at Juventus, before winning more trophies at Inter Milan (three Serie A titles and two in the Italian Super Cup) and Manchester City (an FA Cup), where he closed his playing career in 2011. As an international, Vieira played more than 100 games for France over a 12-year period, which included several stints as captain, winning the 1998 World Cup and the 2000 Europe.

As a coach, he started at New York City (MLS) to later move to Nice (Ligue 1).