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Patrick Vieira suffered a blunder on Twitter as he deleted a Crystal Palace tweet before sending a cheeky message to a journalist.
The Arsenal legend is set to be announced as the new Eagles boss, replacing Roy Hodgson at Selhurst Park.
But he appeared to announce the news too soon, sharing a post with an eagle emoji as well as the club's red and blue colours in heart emojis.
It was soon deleted – but he could not avoid some 'eagle-eyed' fans getting a screen-grab.
Vieira saw the funny side, though, as he shared a cheeky message with transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, who has already tweeted about the deal.
The Frenchman wrote "no 'here we go', I don't trust you Fabrizio" before adding a laughing emoji.
Romano had written that Vieira had 'signed the contract' for a three-year deal, confirming it from the Premier League side's 'media team'.
But the news has since been confirmed by Palace's official Twitter channel, minutes after their new boss' gaffe.
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The Frenchman has joined Palace as manager nearly seven months after being shown the door at Ligue 1 side Nice.
He is remember fondly in England, though, for his part in Arsenal's title success in the early 2000s.
The former defensive midfielder, who made 651 career appearances, won three Premier League titles and four FA Cups in north London – including an unbeaten top-flight campaign in the 2003/04 campaign.
Following his retirement at Manchester City in 2011, he took a youth development role at the Etihad Stadium.
And that connection worked in his favour four years later, taking the top job at affiliate club New York City FC.
But he left two years later for the position with Nice, just down the road from boyhood side Cannes.
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