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Crystal Palace news: Opinion – Oliver Glasner at NBA means preparations have started for next season

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It may be odd to see pictures of a Premier League manager at an NBA basketball match and think that it means preparations are starting for the next season.

But for Crystal Palace and Oliver Glasner, that is exactly what it means.

The Eagles manager was seen courtside at the NBA play-off match between the Philadelphia 76ers and the New York Knicks, sitting next to chairman Steve Parish and co-owner Josh Harris.

Harris owns the 76ers with partner David Blitzer, who also owns a stake in Palace with their Harris and Blitzer entertainment business.

Before this season, Roy Hodgson was only confirmed as the manager on 3 July, meaning that planning of signings of players and his training plans started later in the summer.

However, with the Eagles safe and Glasner having a very particular way he wants his team to play and players he wants to sign, Palace can start putting things into place ahead of what could be an exciting season.

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