"Without his determination and tenacity it would not have been possible to resolve the many difficulties that arose during such complex and lengthy negotiations."
Palace entered into administration in January and were automatically docked 10 points, with the club's place in the Championship only being secured on the last day of the season with a 2-2 draw at Sheffield Wednesday.
Palace were one of a number of clubs that went into administration last season, most notably Portsmouth - the first Premier League club to suffer that fate.
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