Sol Campbell, Vieira’s former Arsenal team-mate, is scheduled to join the Palace squad at Copers Cope Road after being invited to spend a few of days at the club earlier this week.
After receiving similar requests during his time off and in the early stages of his management career, the former Nice boss was delighted to assist the ex-Southend chief.
“I am really lucky during my coaching career so many managers opened their doors for me to spend a week at their football clubs,” Vieira explained.
“I am lucky to be in a really good club and if there are managers around that I can open the door and give them the support I had when I was doing my coaching badges, I will do it, especially when it is a good friend of mine.
“Yes I spoke to Sol and he will spend a couple of days with us and see how the football club operate.
“Of course, we talk about it (the lack of black managers). We spend a lot of time talking about it because it is something we find difficult to understand.
“We talk about experience, the love of the game, work ethic, game understanding and the passion we have for the game because it is no different from any other people.”
source : fourfourtwo