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Crystal Palace chairman Parish: Freedman furious we tried for Howe

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has recalled how he missed out on Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe.

Parish ended up hiring Dougie Freedman, who is now the club's football director.

He recalled the 2011 events to the Daily Mail: "Suddenly it had all changed and he (Howe) was going to Burnley."

Freedman, the 36-year-old caretaker who'd never managed a club, was the incandescent one.

"I'd never actually seen him angry," says Parish.

"'Why did you think I can't do what Eddie Howe does? Why is Eddie Howe better than me? Yes he's has done the job, Steve, but I know South London. It's different, right? It's different. What I don't know I make up for in knowing this club'.

"He was itching to be a manager..."


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