Date: 18th July 2021 at 7:11am
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Get French Football News’ Adam White has dropped a worrying claim following the appointment of Patrick Vieira as Crystal Palace’s new boss.

Vieira was named as Roy ’s successor after the club were unable to strike up agreements with Nuno Espirito Santo, who has since taken charge of Tottenham Hotspur, or former Borussia chief Lucien Favre.

But White has criticised Vieira’s style of play after watching the ex-’s former Nice side extensively.

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Vieira, who earned his managerial stripes in Major League Soccer with New York City FC, enjoyed a two-and-a-half year spell in charge of Nice in his homeland.

However, he was sacked following a five-match losing streak last December.

Vieira had not returned to the dugout since, but Palace have offered the ex-France international midfielder the opportunity to manage in for the first time.

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White fears Vieira will not offer football which will entertain the Selhurst Park crowd.

Speaking exclusively to TIF, White said: “In general, Nice played a really dour style of football under him. They had good players but were very unimaginative and struggled to create chances. They weren’t the most inspiring of teams.”