Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira removed Shaun Derry as a first team coach in a row for overstepping in his role after he was caught repeatedly berating players.
The former Arsenal midfielder confirmed earlier this week Derry was set to step down from his role as Eagles first-team coach but refused to go into details.
The Frenchman entered the dressing room to find his first-team coach Derry berating the players after their dismal performance at Goodison Park.
Derry’s comments were focused on passion and playing for the Palace badge with pride, but the problem being such displays of passion are not Vieira’s style – and even worse it was not the only time it has happened.
The Palace boss refused to be drawn on giving any reasons for Derry leaving the role when he was quizzed by the media ahead of their clash with Manchester United this afternoon.
‘I don’t want to go into details but, of course, he was an important figure, he played (for the club), he was the captain here.
Derry, who represented Palace for six years as a player over two spells, was promoted to the first-team shortly after Vieira arrived at Selhurst Park after initially re-joining the club as part of the academy’s coaching staff in 2019.