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Exclusive: Expert fears for Crystal Palace’s Premier League future under Vieira

Get French Football News features editor Adam White fears Crystal Palace could be relegated after appointing Patrick Vieira as their new manager.

Vieira signed a three-year contract last weekend and succeeds former England boss Roy Hodgson, who walked away from Selhurst Park at the end of the season.

The Frenchman, who won the Premier League title three times during his playing career with Arsenal, was not Palace’s first choice to take over from Hodgson.

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Nuno Espirito Santo, who has since taken charge of Tottenham Hotspur, could not agree terms with the club before former Borussia Dortmund chief Lucien Favre passed up the opportunity to move into the Selhurst Park hotseat.

As a result, Vieira has been handed the reins following mixed spells at the helm of Major League Soccer franchise New York City FC and Nice.

The 45-year-old was sacked as Nice’s boss in December, following a five-match losing run, and Adam White does not feel Vieira is the right man to take Palace forward.

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Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, he said: “I think it’s going to be difficult. Is he going to improve on what Hodgson did? No, I don’t think so. Will he keep them up? Maybe.

“Hopefully he isn’t as bad as Frank De Boer but I think it’s a huge risk.”

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