Sky Sports pundit and former player Jamie Redknapp says Tony Pulis' departure from Selhurst Park is a shame for the Crystal Palace fans. After a successful campaign last season, the supporters would have been looking to kick on and establish themselves in the Premier League. But, just 48 hours before the start of the season on Thursday night, Pulis was gone after a breakdown in the relationship with co-chairman Steve Parish. Redknapp also has sympathy for the players too. "Their worlds have been turned upside down," he said. "Tony Pulis completely turned them around, he got them organised, and no disrespect to the players there but he turned a lot of them from water in wine. "They became valuable commodities, they became really good players and they had a great team ethic. "And then for this to happen two days before the start of the season is incredible. I thought we had seen it all in the Premier League. "This is a really big story and it's a big shame for the fans. "With Tony Pulis at the helm they looked like they were really going in the right way. "Now unfortunately they look like one of the favourites to go down."
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