* Deal has yet to be signed, but all parties expect an agreement to be rubberstamped toda
* On original set of targets (alongside Lampard, Dyche & Ismae
* Club pursued Santo & Favre without succe
* Bournemouth were also interested in Vieira, but went with Parker
"Favre had held positive talks with Palace and agreed a three-year contract. He had second thoughts before deciding not to sign."
Well he may sound like a fit for them to the owners but with the squad he's got and half of them are out of contract, he'll want to make major changes to get them better but they don't spend lots of money.
Is it gonna make Zaha want to stay? Probably not but might be able to invest his sale in players Vieira trusts.
Good luck to him. Very hard job
What's Vieira's playing style been like as a coach? I'm wondering if they are going the De Boer route once again: get a coach that will instill a different style, then have zero patience to see it implemented and sack him five games in.
(Not that De Boer is a good coach, but it sure was a weird decision-making process at Palace to bring him in and sack him again so soon.)