Steve Parish denies Ian Holloway rift
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish declared rumours of a falling out between him and Eagles boss Ian Holloway as ‘ridiculous’.
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Reports have surfaced that Parish and Holloway clashed over the clubs transfer policy during the summer, opening a rift between two of the club’s most powerful men.
But Parish quickly moved to quash any speculation of bad blood between him and Holloway, telling the London Star that he had a “great working relationship” with the manager.
"Ian and I spoke 123 times on the last day of the transfer window," Parish said. "When reports came out that we weren't talking, that the board were unhappy and all that sort of stuff, we were in constant communication, at least 10 times a day.
"I can't give it a moment's credibility. It's ridiculous. There is just no grounds to any of it.
"Ian is our manager. We are very happy for Ian to be our manager.
"We all have a great working relationship and we're focused on one thing, the retention of our status in the league.
"We are very happy with the direction the club is going, very happy with the way he manages the side - the lads are all behind him at the training ground.
"I regularly go down to the training ground; there is no problem at all. Ian wants to stay here and build something.
"Right now we couldn't be more together as a group of people and couldn't be more focused on the goals that we've got."