Hodgson says Vieira has done a 'wonderful job' at Crystal Palace

Roy Hodgson hails the ‘wonderful job’ Patrick Vieira is doing as his successor at Crystal Palace with the Eagles sat 10th in the Premier League after just two defeats so far this season

  • Roy Hodgson believes Patrick Vieira has done a ‘wonderful job’ at Crystal Palace
  • Hodgson stepped down at the end of last season after four years at the helm
  • The ex-Arsenal captain was given a three-year deal and they are 10th in the table

Roy Hodgson believes Patrick Vieira has done a ‘wonderful job’ at Crystal Palace since he took over at the Premier League club in the summer.

Hodgson stepped down at the end of last season after four years at the helm, bringing an end to his managerial career which stretched back to 1976.

The former Arsenal captain was appointed on a three-year deal and the club currently sit 10th in the table, with just two defeats so far this season.


Roy Hodgson believes Patrick Vieira (left) has done a ‘wonderful job’ at Crystal Palace so far

When asked if Vieira had learnt from his former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, Hodgson said: ‘I think Patrick’s learnt a lot from quite a few people along the way but there’s no doubt that he’s done a wonderful job so far at Crystal Palace.

‘I’m delighted to see that and of course I’m really convinced he’s going to go on to better things with the club.

‘Because the club’s in very good shape – especially in his hands – so I certainly wish him well and who knows, maybe in the future we’ll be seeing a film about Patrick Vieira’s managerial achievements.

‘I would like to think so.’ 

The Eagles currently sit 10th in the Premier League, with just two defeats so far this season




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