Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira ‘definitely has what it takes to succeed’ in the Premier League, claims ex-West Ham and Southampton ace Jose Fonte

It’s an exciting time for Crystal Palace supporters with Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira appointed as the club’s new manager.

Following the departure of Roy Hodgson, who guided the Eagles to a 14th placed finish in the Premier League last season, the club are embarking on a new era with plenty of promise.

Vieira is looking to make his name as a manager in the Premier League after a legendary career as a player

Before joining Palace, Vieira had been the head coach of French outfit OGC Nice and secured impressive seventh and sixth placed finishes in his first two seasons.

Former Southampton star Jose Fonte, now captain of Lille, came up against Vieira’s team on four occasions in Ligue 1 before he was sacked last December, drawing twice, losing once, and winning once.

Speaking to talkSPORT he was asked what Palace fans can expect from their new manager.

He told White and Jordan: “At Nice he did a good job in the first few seasons, of course we all know how incredible he was as a player, but as a manager he was perceived as someone with quality.

Will Wilfried Zaha still be at Crystal Palace to help Vieira when the new Premier League season starts?

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“I am looking forward to seeing what he can bring to Crystal Palace.

“I’m looking forward to what he can bring to the Premier League and to that team and it will be interesting to see what he can do, I think he definitely has what it takes to succeed.”

While Vieira’s last season at Nice did not end the way he would have liked, he certainly showed what he is capable of in his first two seasons.

With Zaha, who scored in their 1-0 pre-season friendly win over Walsall at the weekend, still at the club and the arrivals of Marc Guehi and Michael Olise from Chelsea and Reading respectively, the season promises to be an intriguing one for Palace fans.