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