Crystal Palace co-owner Steve Parish has admitted there is a lot of work to be done at the club over the summer.
Palace were part of a rollercoaster campaign in 2015-16 as they enjoyed a positive first half of the term before steeply dropping off in form in the second half, while they also reached the FA Cup final.
Parish has admitted the club have a lot of work to do over the summer if they are to provide more stability and avoid the possibility of being dragged into a relegation battle.
The co-owner insists the planning has already started and will continue over the next few weeks before the squad returns for pre-season in July.
Parish said: “We’ll have to try and get to the final again next year if we can.
“We’ll have to pick ourselves up. To lose hurts, but we’ll have a summer and we have a lot of work to do.
“We will bounce back. We have to try and get better, hold on to the ball like United do and improve.
“We have to see what we can do to improve the squad. There is plenty of work, we’ll go away and take some time.
“We’ll start making plans and put plans in place. We have another 38 games to keep our status next year and it’s going to be as tough as ever.”