Andros Townsend: Patrick Vieira has tools to do well as Crystal Palace boss

Andros Townsend has backed Patrick Vieira to do well if he is appointed as the new Crystal Palace manager.

The Eagles have reportedly principally agreed a deal with Vieira over becoming the new Eagles manager.

Palace have a number of first-teamers out of contract on July 1, including Townsend.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Townsend said: “We took a risk with Frank de Boer and it didn’t work out, but the difference with Patrick Vieira is he has played in the English game.

“He knows English football, he’s won all there is to win. He coached the Manchester City U 23s, I think it was.

“He knows English football inside out, where as Frank de Boer was new to English football and tried to learn on the job.

“If they do appoint Patrick Vieira he would be more at home and more used to English football and the way we like to play in England.”



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One thought on “Andros Townsend: Patrick Vieira has tools to do well as Crystal Palace boss

  • 1 July 2021 at 09:25

    Hopefully he will get a winger in who can cross


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