Campbell to learn from former Arsenal team-mate Vieira at Crystal Palace

Sol Campbell is set to spend time with former Arsenal team-mate and Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira as the former England international waits for his next managerial appointment.

Vieira has made quite the impression at the Eagles since his appointment over the summer.

The Selhurst Park outfit have won just twice this season and drawn six games in the Premier League so far this season, however, their performances have been better than the bare results.

But the impact that Vieira has made at Palace has caught the eye of Campbell, who is keen to learn from the boss as he hunts down the next managerial vacancy that surfaces.

Campbell has spoken previously about how he has found life tough as a manager after spells with Southend and Macclesfield, but the ex-defender hasn’t given up hope.

“It's very difficult, sometimes it depends on your career, sometimes it depends on who you know,” the former England international said at Web Summit in Lisbon, via the Daily Mail.

“For me, it is all about being in the right place at the right time. When I started my career in football, I got my first break at Tottenham when someone got injured in the first team and I got in.

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“Is that going to happen in management, I am not so sure, it is going to be a little bit more than that.

“I am travelling to different clubs, watching managers around Europe and learning. So when it does happen, it happens, I am there, I am not rusty. You always have to be thinking ahead.

“I have got some friends in football, I am going to see Patrick Vieira at Crystal Palace. I am really happy for him. You can learn from these guys, that is what you have to do.”

Vieira first entered the managerial sphere in 2016 when he became manager of New York City FC.

The 45-year-old departed the MLS outfit just two years later in favour of becoming manager of Nice in the Ligue 1, he was sacked by the Ligue 1 club in December 2020.

The former Gunners midfielder has implemented a high energy and attacking system at Palace which Campbell will be looking into when he reunites with his former teammate.

The ex-Spurs player concluded: “You don't know when you are going to get that job or when that opportunity comes but you always have to prepare. That is what I am doing, while I am not working I am learning.”

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