As Alan Pardew and his players prepare for a top of the table clash with Manchester City this afternoon, Steve Parish has been discussing his plans for the next decade in SE25.
Having seen the football club transformed during his five years at the helm, Steve’s recent interview with the Guardian’s Dominic Fifield suggests that he and his fellow owners have no intentions of taking their foot off the gas. Whilst on-field matters will always remain the top priority, it is when discussing the club’s youth system and more specifically our role within the local community that Parish becomes truly animated.
Feeling as though we, as a collective entity, have a responsibility to the young lads that pass through our academy, Steve hopes to make a noticeable difference in the years to come, holding up the club’s Premier League status as the golden ticket which allows real changes to be implemented for future generations.
Talk of the club’s financial situation, plans for an expansion of Selhurst Park and the decisions which led to the respective signing and sale of Yohan Cabaye and Glenn Murray are all covered in detail by Fifield, getting to the heart of what has been an extremely busy summer for everyone associated with the football club.
Having been given a taste of life inside the Premier League bubble, Steve Parish is evidently reluctant to give it all up just yet; not that you’ll find anyone complaining.
Spend a few minutes reading the interview attached above, you’re almost certain to enjoy it.