Patrick Vieira's time as Crystal Palace boss has come to an abrupt end after the club announced the Frenchman has left his post at Selhurst Park.
While the Eagles currently sit 12th in the Premier League, they have failed to win any of their last 11 Premier League games, with their most recent defeat seeing them downed by Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0.
Last term, Vieira earned plenty of plaudits from pundits and fans for Palace's attractive style of play, that even saw them reach the FA Cup semi-finals.
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However, a lengthy run of poor form this term has seen the ex-Arsenal midfielder and Palace now part ways. And with that in mind, we took a look at some of Vieira's wildest memorable moments during his time in charge at Selhurst Park.
Kicking a fan
Back in May 2022, Crystal Palace travelled to Merseyside to face relegation threatend Everton, who were fighting for their Premier League lives.
With Palace already comfortably safe, they got off to a flying start against the Toffees, taking a 2-0 lead into half-time much to the frustration of the Goodison Park crowd.
However, after the break, Everton roared back, going on to win the game 3-2 after Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored a late goal to secure their Premier League status.
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Jubilant scenes erupted at full-time, with fans starting a mass pitch invasion to celebrate. And in the ensuing chaos, Vieira was confronted on the pitch by a bunch of Everton fans, with the Frenchman eventually kicking out in frustration at one Toffees supporter.
Given Vieira is 6ft4in, the decision by the fan to confront the former Arsenal general certainly was brave.
In the end, despite the entire country seeing Vieira's kick out at the fan who had goaded him, the police later confirmed they would take no action against the then Palace boss.
Walking in on dancers
And then there was the time the Frenchman walked into a Crystals, the Palace cheerleaders, TikTok looking rather confused.
The three Palace cheerleaders were dancing along to a pre-made routine before a bemused Vieira appeared in the doorway of the room.
The trio of cheerleaders immediately began to laugh and started to run away from the camera in embarrassment whilst Vieira displayed some prime confused dad energy upon seeing the routine.
Losing his cool with a referee and having to be dragged away
After Crystal Palace nearly came back from 3-0 down to secure a draw against West Ham, Vieira was left incensed at full-time with referee Darren England, who he confronted on the pitch at the full-time whistle.
Walking onto the pitch, Vieira proceeded to engage in a heated discussion with England, before his own player Joel Ward had to try and drag the Frenchman away from the confrontation so as to avoid a lengthy punishment.
As it happens, England did not take too kindly to Vieira's choice words, with the referee then proceeding to show the then Palace boss a yellow card for his remonstrations.
However, whilst he was clearly frustrated, England's decision to book him was clearly one Vieira took on the chin.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Vieira said: "It was something between the referee and myself, there is nothing more to say about it…I got booked for it and I will accept that."
Announcing his job too early
And finally, who could forget when Vieira actually announced that he was taking up the Palace job from Roy Hodgson before the club themselves had even gotten around to confirming his appointment.
Taking to Twitter, Vieira tweeted a post with an eagle emoji, followed by red and blue heart emojis.
However, Vieira announced the news too early and had to delete the tweet but not before a bunch of eagle-eyed Eagles fans had spotted it.
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