David James has joked Roy Keane might turn out to be Patrick Vieira’s assistant at Crystal Palace.
The Arsenal icon was appointed new Eagles boss on Sunday, signing a three-year deal to succeed Roy Hodgson.
Vieira and Keane, who had been fierce rivals throughout their Arsenal and Manchester United days, have been civil with one another as pundits throughout ITV’s protection of Euro 2020.
And former England goalkeeper James has jovially prompt Keane might comply with Vieira to Selhurst Park.
He mentioned: “Vieira and Roy Keane have been getting on rather well on TV.
“So perhaps Roy Keane might be his quantity two!”
Vieira spent two years answerable for MLS membership New York City earlier than leaving to boss Good in France.
And James has in contrast the Frenchman’s Palace appointment to Ted Lasso, a fictional comedy collection about an American coach managing Premier League membership AFC Richmond, who play residence video games at Selhurst Park.
James added: “Anybody who follows Crystal Palace can even know of Ted Lasso.
“If you concentrate on the success Ted Lasso introduced that aspect… Patrick Vieira’s expertise in America sits completely with a Ted Lasso appointment.
“They want that Americanism in Crystal Palace to get the followers behind them!”
French soccer journalist Philippe Auclair has advised talkSPORT Eagles followers can anticipate a ‘pragmatic’ method to video games beneath Vieira.
He mentioned: “Patrick’s anyone who’s tactically very conscious, anyone who spends quite a lot of time on preparation.
“He’s undoubtedly a part of the brand new college of administration, he’s a contemporary supervisor. However the kind of soccer he makes his workforce play is sort of pragmatic with an emphasis on defensive solidity.
“That is most likely one thing that might be a fantastic high quality for Crystal Palace given the state of affairs they’re in after the departure of Roy Hodgson and the uncertainty in regards to the futures of their greater gamers.
“I’d say the jury’s out. In France, individuals had been fairly essential of him in direction of the top of his reign. They thought he was far too unfavourable in his method to video games.”