Former Nice coach Patrick Vieira is on the verge of signing with Crystal Palace (Premier League).
Fourteenth in the Premier League last season, Crystal Palace leaves with new balls. The London club are counting on Patrick Vieira, 45, to progress in the hierarchy of the elite of English football and succeed Roy Hodgson (73) as manager.
According to Sky Sports, the former coach of OGC Nice sacked last December has accepted the conditions offered to him by the London club. Lucien Favre, also a former member of the Riviera house, was hoped to take the post.
Patrick Vieira will return to an English capital he knows well for having worn the Arsenal armband. He played from 1996 to 2005 with the Gunners of the great era.
After the Aiglons, the 1998 world champion and 2000 European champion went a step above by taking charge of the Eagles.