“I am happy to have Zaha, too, because he is an important player in this club, and when you have a player of this quality there will always be speculation because there are other clubs that want to sign him.”
“The debate about a new contract has been going on, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s a special thing for him and the club, I’m sure they’ll find a solution that satisfies everyone.”
The former England manager took up his post at Selhurst Park in September last year after Frank de Boer suffered five consecutive defeats in the Premier League.
“I am thrilled to have the support of the owners, who think I am the right man to help this club achieve good results and I will do my best to achieve that,” the coach concluded.
The first round meeting will bring together Crystal Palace and Fulham on Saturday (August 11th).