Villa: Vieira works seven days a week – he'll be a very successful manager

The Spanish veteran became New York City's first player in 2014, with Vieira following him across the pond to replace Jason Kreis in January 2016.

And Villa has been impressed with the Frenchman’s knowledge and work ethic since he took over after a spell working at Manchester City, NYCFC’s sister club.

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Gregg Davies

Gregg Davies is the Chief Sub Editor of FourFourTwo magazine, joining the team in January 2008 and spending seven years working on the website. He supports non-league behemoths Hereford and commentates on Bulls matches for Radio Hereford FC. His passions include chocolate hobnobs and attempting to shoehorn Ronnie Radford into any office conversation.