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Parish: Crystal Palace can win Premier League in next 15 years
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Parish: Crystal Palace can win Premier League in next 15 years

Published Dec. 6, 2015 8:32 a.m. ET

Steve Parish believes Crystal Palace can win the Premier League title within the next 15 years.

Palace are set to be boosted by fresh investment from Josh Harris and David Blitzer after the American businessmen struck a deal to buy a shareholding in the club after more than a year of talks. 

Co-chairman Parish told Sky Sports in November he was hopeful of the deal being completed before Christmas and said he would remain in charge of all football-related decisions. 


Palace have enjoyed their best start to a Premier League season and Parish hopes the increased investment will make the club title contenders in the future. 

"I'm not saying this investment will see us lift the title next season but in 10 to 15 years we can win the Premier League," he told the Sun on Sunday.

"I remember watching us play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in 1995 in the Premier League and the gate was 14,130.

"Ten years later they won the title and have gone on to win the Premier League four times, become European champions and grown into one of the world's biggest clubs. They're even now planning to increase their stadium capacity to 60,000.

"Look at Manchester City too. They were in English football's third tier in 1999. Yet 13 years later they were Premier League champions playing in a new stadium.

"We can't match the money these clubs are paying now but must get into a position where we also can go for the title. What's the point of being in the game if you're not trying to win things?

"It might not be with this ownership group. We may just progress it enough for someone else to take it further."

Parish currently owns a 25 per cent stake in the club, the same percentage as co-chairman Stephen Browett and fellow owners Jeremy Hosking and Martin Long.

The quartet, also known as CPFC 2010, acquired Palace in 2010 and secured promotion to the Premier League in 2013, three years after the club had been placed into administration. 

Browett, Hosking and Long will dilute their shareholding if the investment from Harris and Blitzer is secured, but will remain involved with Palace.


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