Patrick Vieira credits Man City with early success as Crystal Palace manager

Patrick Vieira has credited Manchester City with helping him to become a manager following a successful first season in charge of Crystal Palace.

The former midfielder has won plaudits for the way in which his side played last season, having taken over from Roy Hodgson last summer. Vieira guided Palace to a 12th-place finish, as well as taking the south London club to the FA Cup semi-finals.

Vieira turned his hand to management after retiring from playing while at City in 2011. The Blues handed the former France international a role with the club’s elite development squad before he…

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