STEVE Parish says he would ideally like to have a new manager at the Crystal Palace helm by "the early part of this week" so it can help them with their transfer business. The summer window closes next Monday, while Parish revealed he has only interviewed two people for the job so far despite the speculation reported in the media since Tony Pulis' exit. Those two managers were Tim Sherwood and Malky Mackay. Parish is working hard to bring the right man in – and whoever it is, they will need to act fast on identifying the type of players they want to the co-chairman. "You read all sorts of things about how many people we've seen," he said. "I have seen very few people, probably two, but spoken to other people about managers and doing background work and due diligence. "It's not a revolving door of people coming in and having a chat. We have got a profile of a manager we think needs to carry the club forward based on what I've experienced over the last four years. "Finding the right person isn't easy. A lot of managers are in jobs and they're not going to leave clubs early in the season, so it's a difficult situation. "We have got to get the right answer and it's an ongoing process. Obviously I hope to try and have someone in the early part of this (next) week, because we have got the transfer window. "I may have to start picking the players who come to the club! Keith and I were joking about that the other day – I need a manager because they will know which players he wants. "We buy the players that the manager wants at this football club. We research them but the manager has the decision on who comes. "We have got a week of the transfer window left so it's important we get a decision to see who is going to run the place."
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