Report Claims There Is A Clash Of Opinions At Board Level Over CPFC’s New Boss

2 Posted by - June 21, 2017 - News

As Crystal Palace’s search for a new manager rolls into its fifth week, the report attached below suggests there is a clash of opinions between Steve Parish and his fellow American owners. 

This piece, focussed on Dyche’s chances of landing the job, claims that Parish and the US duo don’t see things the same way. 

For some time now, Dyche, Mauricio Pellegrino and Frank De Boer have been at the top of the betting to take over the role vacated by Sam Allardyce at the start of the summer but after 29 days of speculation, no one is really sure who we’ll go for. 

That in itself is a testament to Steve Parish, who has obviously minimised the number of people being kept in the loop over his deliberations. Unfortunately, stories like the one linked to at the top of the page are a direct consequence of keeping things water-tight, as papers continue to speculate over the reason for the delay, with or without a credible source to back them up. 

The supposed disagreements at board level could well be true, I know as little as you on that front but you can be sure that Parish, Harris and Blitzer won’t be happy with the article regardless of its foundations. Such things are never welcomed by directors, particularly when you consider the obviously delicate discussions that are bound to be taking place with potential new bosses as we speak. 

You would assume that news regarding our next manager would break before this working week is over, given the time we’ve already taken in choosing the new man. As I’m sure you’ll agree though, the piece attached at the top of page muddies the water far more than you would expect at this stage of proceedings. 

Big Sam’s decision to leave was something of a bombshell, there’s no getting around that. All I hope for now is that the next manager to take up residence in the dugout sticks around for more than a year or two. 

Let’s hope our directors can all get onto the same page sooner rather than later. 

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7 Comments

  • Jose Fonte baby? Jose Fonte? Oh oh oh June 21, 2017 - 8:53 am Reply

    You have a lot more faith in the owners than me. They have done a good job on the whole but their contingency planning and protracted negotiations make for very tedious/stressful summers.

    I think the reason the search is taking so long is one of three things:
    1. Indecision as none of the candidates stood out.
    2. Quibbling over cost (Salary/Buy-out compensation). Our owners take a leaf out of Levy’s book for priotising chump change over time.
    3. The manager has already been appointed but they will forfeit some form of bonus/compensation/contractual benefit if they leave before end of June hence the wait.

    If after all this time we appoint Dyche i will be bitterly disappointed. Although maybe his survival bonus is the answer to points 2 & 3 supra.

    • admin June 21, 2017 - 8:56 am Reply

      It’s an odd one for me, JFB. If we’d grasped the bull by the horns and appointed Dyche within 10 days of Big Sam’s departure, I’d have been quite pleased but now it would definitely feel like something of an anticlimax.

      I’m hoping, as you say in point three, that we’re waiting for a contract to expire before announcing anything. Ideally, that would mean players being signed on the quiet too.

      • Jose Fonte baby? Jose Fonte? Oh oh oh June 21, 2017 - 9:22 am Reply

        I think Dyche would be fine if we were happy with a finish between 14-17th – something i may well be tempted to kill for in 9 months time – but wouldn’t be able to take us any further and the style of football would be pretty dire. The other candidates would get us into, or close to, the top half if they adapted well and would play better football.

        I personally think he is only being linked as a bargaining chip to stop De Boer and Pellegrino asking for stupid wages because Parrish can just say, ‘well Sean Dyche is interested and he has premierleague experience and will do the job for £XXXX.

        If players are being signed on the down low then we could have a very enjoyable July.

        • admin June 21, 2017 - 9:25 am Reply

          Imagine the first of July if we announce FDB and 4 new signings…

          BEERS ALL ROUND!

          • Gordon June 21, 2017 - 4:26 pm

            Yeah and one being Sakho 😄 i suppose we dream for a couple of weeks.

          • admin June 21, 2017 - 4:48 pm

            It’s better to dream now than wait and be disappointed anyway, Gordon! 😉

  • Kevin June 21, 2017 - 6:00 pm Reply

    I don’t think there is a clash, parish has probably appointed a manager and is all hush hush…
    it is frustrating, just waiting to see who it is going to be, lot of crap reports and stories going around on palace news now.
    Think parish should give an update to stop all the rumours going around, as seems we are becoming a laughing stock, to other teams

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