Approaching his second season on the membership, Vieira is hoping the sturdy foundations already set can present the proper platform to push on.
“I arrived on the soccer membership and the inspiration of that membership was stable and robust,” he mentioned. “The membership had a supervisor who was there for 5 years, so that they managed to construct one thing which allowed me to return with new concepts and a brand new method of working.
“I discovered every little thing there to work very well. The assist from the chairman, the sporting director, the followers – we have been all collectively to attempt to take the membership to a distinct degree.
“The concepts that we had and what we wished to attain was actually clear, and we knew that in the course of the season we might undergo some tough intervals, and it was vital for us to remain collectively.
“We managed to undergo these intervals fairly nicely, and that allowed us to construct the boldness to maintain taking part in nicely and compete within the Premier League.”
Now Vieira says the main target should be balancing the thrilling younger gamers with extra skilled heads within the dressing room.
“What we did very well was that we had some younger gamers final yr, however we had some skilled gamers,” he defined. “The steadiness between youth and expertise was actually good.
“The expertise allowed these younger gamers to specific themselves. It’s vital this yr to seek out the precise steadiness. When you find yourself younger, generally you get carried away by success and you then lose your self and you place the group into difficulties.
“Skilled gamers at all times know the way to handle these sorts of conditions. Now we have some particular expertise, actually younger expertise on this soccer membership. However that expertise is not going to be sufficient to allow us to compete within the Premier League.
“We are going to want expertise to be aggressive.”