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Arsenal legend Patrick Viera  is back to the Premier League,  as coach of  Crystal Palace  next season

Arsenal legend Patrick Viera  is back to the Premier League,  as coach of  Crystal Palace  next season

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Arsenal legend Patrick Viera  is back to the Premier League,  as coach of  Crystal Palace  next season.

It’s a nice rebound for the French coach of Senegalese origin who started his managerial career in New York before coaching French side Nice, the past three seasons.

Vieira’s arrival in the Premier League echoes the call made by Raheem Sterling a few months ago. In the midst of the Black Live Matters movement, the England international expressed concern about the lack of managers from racial minorities in the English top flight.

Nuno Espirito Santo, who was born in Sao Tome e Principe, was the only manager in the Premier League at the time, and no doubt he is now keen to see the arrival of a new coach of African descent.

In a sign that attitudes are changing, Espirito Santo was promoted last week from Wolverhampton to Tottenham where he will take over from his famous compatriot José Mourinho

 

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