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Crystal Palace chairman Parish: We must get manager decision right

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish admits it's been a battle finding a replacement for former manager Roy Hodgson.

Palace were set to appoint former Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo until talks collapsed at the 11th hour last week, while Sean Dyche, Frank Lampard and Steve Cooper have all been considered.

"It's challenging obviously, there's not a lack of people who would like to come and manage Crystal Palace Football Club in the Premier League," Parish told BBC Sport. "We're very fortunate with that.

"You have to try and get it right. Outside pressures, I see all sorts of stuff that's written. The really important thing is we block that out because the only thing that matters in the end is that we win football matches.

"We have to find the right person to help us do that. Not only immediately but will also help us with the young players we want to bring through.

"So, it's a big decision, these things take longer than you would like them to."

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