Vieira, however, was not Palace chairman Steve Parish’s first choice candidate for the top job. His appointment only came after the club failed to agree terms with Nuno Espirito Santo, who has since taken charge of Tottenham Hotspur, and Lucien Favre turned down the role.
Ligue One expert White watched Vieira closely when the ex-France international was in charge of Nice.
White worries that Vieira’s style of play will not suit Palace’s flair players.
When asked by Football FanCast how Zaha and Eberechi Eze would fare, he said: “I think it depends on what formation he decides to land on. Does he play Zaha further forward or off the wing?
“If Vieira continues to use the style he did at Nice then it could be difficult because Zaha will not get lots of chances. He will be isolated, in theory, as well.
“It could be a tough season for Zaha and Palace in general. It will be interesting to see how he decides to utilise Zaha.”