Arsenal’s legend, Patrick Vieira has been confirmed as Crystal Palace’s new manager on a three-year deal that will take the Frenchman through to 2024 at Selhurst Park.

EyewitnessMedia gathered that Vieira, who was previously coach of Nice until his dismissal in December last year, will succeed Roy Hodgson in the hotseat in south London.

The 45-year-old, who began his coaching career with New York City FC in Major League Soccer, takes charge for the first time in the Premier League, having made his name as one of the game’s greatest midfielders during a decade-long spell with the Gunners.

Reacting, Vieira said, “I am really excited to have this opportunity to return to the Premier League, and manage this great football club, as we begin a new chapter together.”