Following on from this morning’s interview with Alan Pardew in The Telegraph, Palace fans have also been given an insight into the thoughts of our chairman, who has spoken to The Times’ Matthew Syed in great detail here.
With the resumption of the Premier League now just a day away, the most media-friendly member of CPFC2010 has offered an insight into his biggest footballing bugbears, his love for the club and his understanding of why so many people the world over are truly obsessed by the game.
As fiercely driven as ever, Parish’s persona is clearly something which has impressed Syed, who speaks glowingly about the pleasure he took from spending an hour or so in his company, allowing Steve to chat freely about anything and everything whilst soaking up his infectious passion for perpetual improvement.
In so many ways, taking over at Palace has offered Steve a platform upon which dreams can be fulfilled. Evidently still a fan at heart, Parish has a daily opportunity to guide the successes or failures that his club experience, with the responsibility and profile that such a role brings driving him on to each and every challenge with a greater sense of momentum than the last.
Many had wondered if the apparent interest in the club from American businessman Josh Harris was a signal for the end of Steve’s tenure in the Palace boardroom, but if this interview is anything to go by, he won’t be leaving us for quite some time yet.