Crystal Palace are on the verge of appointing Patrick Vieira as their new manager after agreement was reached in principle with the former Nice manager to succeed Roy Hodgson at Selhurst Park.

The former France international and Arsenal captain is yet to sign the deal but due to talks in over the last day, it is anticipated that he would sign.

Patrick Vieira has started to process his work permit to be able to take up the reins at the London club and in hope that he will be able to supervise the first day of pre-season on Monday.

He was contacted after talks broke down with former Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre and his announcement as the manager of Crystal Palace is expected in due course.

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