Who will be the next Crystal Palace manager? Rafa Benitez favourite to take charge at Selhurst Park

Rafa Benitez favourite to become Crystal Palace manager
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Crystal Palace sacked manager Patrick Vieira on Friday, and the favourites to replace him in the dugout at Selhurst Park have been revealed, with Rafa Benitez leading the way. 

The Frenchman was on a run of 12 games without a win, stretching back to New Year's Eve, 2022, when the Eagles beat Bournemouth. This week, Crystal Palace were beaten 1-0 by rivals Brighton & Hove Albion to seal Vieira's fate.

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.