In this new episode I visited Crystal Palace going behind-the-scenes as we gain exclusive access to the club.
We begin with a tour of Crystal Palace's state-of-the-art academy, where I'm joined by the club's charismatic chairman, Steve Parish. In a candid conversation, Steve provides valuable insights into the demanding role of a Premier League team chairman. We delve into the challenges faced by a club operating without a lavish budget and discover how the pursuit of survival each year is paramount to remaining in the fiercely competitive Premier League.
As the discussion unfolds, Steve Parish opens up about the difficult decisions he has had to make regarding managerial changes. He shares his honest admission on the departure of Patrick Vieira, giving us a glimpse into the emotional turmoil that accompanies such choices.
Next, we step onto the training pitch to meet Crystal Palace's esteemed manager, Roy Hodgson, the oldest manager in Premier League history. Roy reflects on his return to Palace as coach and discusses the bravery displayed by the club's owners in giving him another opportunity. We also uncover Roy's tactical approach and gain valuable insights into his vision for the future of the club.
Prepare to be immersed in the world of Crystal Palace, its academy, boardroom, and training ground in this unmissable episode, offering a unique perspective on the inner workings of a Premier League club striving to achieve greatness.