Crystal Palace 'considering a move for Vieira as their next manager'

Crystal Palace ‘are considering a move for Patrick Vieira as their next manager with Roy Hodgson out of contract at the end of the season, with Frank Lampard, Sean Dyche and Eddie Howe also on the shortlist’

  • Crystal Palace are considering appointing Patrick Vieira as their new manager
  • Vieira is among candidates to replace Roy Hodgson in the 73-year-old departs
  • Frank Lampard, Sean Dyche and Eddie Howe are all also being considered 

Patrick Vieira is among the candidates that Crystal Palace are considering appointing as their new manager if Roy Hodgson departs.

Hodgson, 73, is out of contract at the end of this season along with a host of Palace players.

As reported by The Athletic, Vieira, who was sacked by Nice last December, is on Palace’s shortlist.

Patrick Vieira is being considered by Crystal Palace if Roy Hodgson leaves this summer

There’s uncertainty over Hodgson’s future, with the 73-year-old nearing the end of his contract

Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is also in contention along with Burnley boss Sean Dyche and ex-Bournemouth coach Eddie Howe.

Vieira was in charge of Nice for 89 games, winning 35, drawing 22 and losing 32.

The legendary former Arsenal player was previously manager of New York City, having commenced his coaching career with Manchester City’s Elite Development Squad.

Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is also on the shortlist of potential Palace managers

The Frenchman was previously linked with the Newcastle job in 2015 and was also in contention to be Arsenal manager in 2018 and 2019.

Hodgson has managed Palace since 2017, with the Eagles currently in 13th place in the Premier League.

It could be a summer of significant change for Palace, with Andros Townsend, Patrick van Aanholt, Christian Benteke and Gary Cahill among the players at the club whose contracts are nearing the end of their current contracts.




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