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Parish Speaks About Palace's Future

27 March 2015

Eagles chairman Steve Parish has spoken about the future plans for the club and the latest on a rumoured takeover of the club.

There is plenty of speculation circulating in the media about potential investment coming into the club, but in an interview with our YouTube channel Parish has stated that nothing has been done and stresses the emphasis on finding the right people to drive the club to the next level.

With Palace close to securing their place in the Premier League for a third season in a row, Parish believes whatever happens in the boardroom, the future is bright for Alan Pardew's side.

On the takeover talk, he said: "The investment we need to move the club forward means we might need to bring people in. The papers love using words like 'takeover' and picking out certain individuals who might be involved but they get snippets of information and build them up into facts that are nearly true but not really.

"I'll still be here and the other three guys would like to remain invested but we all recognise that a broader investor base would help us get to the next stage.

"I'm pretty confident that with Alan [Pardew], the infrastructure we've got and me working with them that we've got as good a chance as 14 teams to stay in this league every season. 

"If we do our jobs we can do that with the resources we've got now, but if we want to build a new stand or stadium, or improve the training ground quickly, if we can find the right people that share the vision of the club and will enhance it, then if it's the right thing to do then we'll do it.

"Nothing is done, we might do something, but if it's not right we won't do it."

Parish also spoke about the side's success on the field of late, adding: "For the first time in a long time I feel like we're in a good place so let's hope we can cement our position in the league so we can start our planning earlier than we've ever been able to do it before. 

"I think we're in a different position than we have been before in terms of attracting players; I like to think that over the last two years we've made ourselves a different proposition in terms of how we're perceived. 

"When we start next season the first priority will be getting to 40 points and staying in the league but I think we've got to start looking upwards and start feeling like that we're a good squad. 

"We're not a surprise package any more, people know that they're going to have a tough game when they play us and we're not just hard to beat, we have flair and we're exciting."

To hear more from Parish on these and more Eagles-related topics, watch the video below on our YouTube channel:

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