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Jordan will quit Palace next year

Simon Jordan
Simon Jordan took control at Crystal Palace in 2000

Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has revealed he intends to sell the Championship club.

Jordan, who bought Palace out of administration in 2000, says he has grown disillusioned with the game.

The Palace chairman decided to quit after a Football League tribunal awarded the club just 700,000 following John Bostock's move to Spurs.

"Without a shadow of a doubt, this is my last year. I've taken the club as far as I can," Jordan said.

"It's my specific intention to find a buyer this season. I will do nothing to affect manager Neil Warnock and I will be absolutely committed to the club and I will find a responsible buyer.


"I am not de-motivated by the team, manager or fans. But I have been disillusioned with football for a long time.

"I kept my sanity by pumping millions of pounds into my academy, feeling the saving grace of my club was finding players who would be chomping at the bit and honoured to play in the first team but that's been taken away from me as well.

"Bostock was one of the best players my academy has produced in the last 10 years and he has been sold for a packet of crisps."

see also
Palace reject two Watson offers
14 Jul 08 |  Crystal Palace
Morrison looks set to quit Palace
13 Jul 08 |  Crystal Palace
Jordan warns Spurs-bound Bostock
10 Jul 08 |  Crystal Palace

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