Palace to build on financial muscle – Parish

Chairman Steve Parish believes next season’s extra TV money will mean Crystal Palace can consistently challenge the league’s big boys.

Crystal Palace: Palace to build on financial muscle - ParishCrystal Palace: Palace to build on financial muscle - Parish

A fresh deal with television companies kicks in from the start of the 2016/17 campaign, meaning even the worst club in the top flight will earn around £100million from the season.

Due to the extra revenue available, Parish is expecting more clubs to match Leicester’s push for the title from next term.

Parish believes that a club like Palace is in a prime position to go on and give the big clubs in the league a bloody nose on a regular basis given their new-found financial muscle.

“Each season you are more likely to see a club of our nature challenging up there. The Premier League money goes up again next year and that gives everyone more buying power,” said Parish.

“The bigger clubs are in transition. But I think other clubs can get in there, certainly into the top four. I do not see why not. West Ham are fifth as well. It could be Leicester and West Ham in the Champions League next season, which is unheard of.

“It is great for everyone in and around us to be inspired by that and long may it continue.”

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