Palace chairman gives details of upcoming meeting with Pardew

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish is set to discuss plans for next season with Alan Pardew later this week.

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has told the Croydon Advertiser about his plans to speak with Alan Pardew in the near future.

Pardew and Parish are set to meet on Friday to discuss their long-term visions for the football club and arrange a budget for the upcoming transfer window.

Palace's Premier League status appears to be secure and Parish is now interested to hear how Pardew plans to take the club forward.

"We have just got to keep doing what we've been doing, and that includes not getting carried away with ourselves," he said.

"For the first time this week on Friday, we'll sit down and discuss the budget for next year, based on us being in the league still.

"We have got reasonable confidence we will stay up – although it's not impossible we could still get relegated mathematically. But I think we can be reasonably sure that it will take a pretty amazing change of events, so we'll sit down and start planning."

If the Eagles can have a productive summer transfer window then there will be a great deal of positivity around Selhurst Park.

The club have made great strides ever since Pardew took over and an injection of quality would make them a threat to the very best teams in the division.

Palace have claimed memorable scalps against Liverpool and Manchester City this season and the attacking quality that they possess can rival the top sides in the country.

The challenge for Pardew will be to build on this now and he will certainly be hoping that Parish gives him the transfer budget needed to add the required quality to his ranks.

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