Leeds boss Marsch: Vieira is on his way to becoming an incredible manager

Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch is happy to see Patrick Vieira earning the criticism at Crystal Palace.

Marsch admits he used to ‘hate’ Crystal Palace chief Vieira when they faced each other in America as coaches of New York and New York Red Bulls respectively.

But ahead of their meeting at Selhurst Park tonight, Marsch congratulated the former Arsenal captain on his induction into the Premier League Hall of Fame and added: “I don’t know if you can also be inducted as a manager, but I think he can be an amazing manager in this league for years.

“I was really happy to see him in the Premier League because I think that’s where he belongs.

“When he came to MLS, we were all thrilled to have someone of his stature in the league. Then when he came to New York, it meant I had to hate him! But he’s not a easy guy to hate because he’s a really good coach. We had some passionate times when we were together in New York, but over time we learned to really respect each other.

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