FORMER Palace boss Iain Dowie believes Steve Parish has gone out and got himself the experienced manager he was looking for in Neil Warnock. And Dowie thinks the 65-year-old will want to prove a point that he could cut it at Premier League level after what happened with Sheffield United in 2007. "In some ways I'm a little bit surprised," he said. "It is a quite sensible choice from Steve Parish, he's taken his time. "He lost a strong character in Tony Pulis but he now has a similarly strong character in Neil. "The good thing for Steve is that Neil may have some unfinished business in the Premier League after what happened at Sheffield United and West Ham. "I think he'll have a point to prove and have these two years and establish himself as a Premier League manager and keeping Palace up. "Steve has gone for an experienced person who knows his way around the football pitch." Meanwhile, Dowie says Warnock will look to play attacking football and that the team has some real leaders to push the club on. "Some of the fans like him from his time there before," he said. "He has a good opinion on the game and generally Neil's teams like to get at you, attacking-wise. "He is positive so I think the fans will like it. Neil is clever enough, he is bright and see what's at the club now. "They are very well organised, have good leadership in the team and proper players like Scott Dann and Mile Jedinak – real men in the team. "Newcastle on Saturday, there's always a good atmosphere up there so what a game for Neil to start his first game. "I wish him well. It won't be easy up there but after that they have some fixtures they'll be looking to pick some points up. "It's a sensible appointment and Steve Parish has got an experienced manager. That's vital in the club's development."
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