Reports in the UK suggest Patrick Vieira has agreed to become the new manager of Premier League side Crystal Palace.
According to the Athletic, an agreement in principle has been reached for the Arsenal icon to succeed Roy Hodgson at Selhurst Park.
Palace are said to have applied for a visa and hope that Vieira can take pre-season training from next week.
The deal is expected to be officially completed today.
Vieira – who is currently on punditry duties with ITV at the Euros – was sacked as Nice boss in December following a run of five defeats in all competitions.
The former Arsenal captain, who won three Premier Leagues and four FA Cups with the Gunners, previously managed the Manchester City youth setup before spending two-and-a-half years in the United States in charge of MLS side New York City.
Vieira, a World Cup winner with France in 1998, was linked with Newcastle back in 2018, while in 2019 Arsene Wenger backed his former captain to become Arsenal manager in the future.