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Oliver Glasner has big ambitions for Crystal Palace

Oliver Glasner has big ambitions for Crystal Palace

Oliver Glasner wants to flip the script at Crystal Palace.

The German coach took charge of the Premier League club last month and is aiming higher than mere survival in the top flight after years of consolidation under his predecessor Roy Hodgson.

Glasner told Kicker: "I told the people in charge that if it’s okay for them to continue to finish 16th or 17th and not get relegated, then I’m the wrong manager for that.

"I don’t want to maintain the status quo. I want to develop something without tying it to a spot.

"At the end of the day, winning this or that title is not so important to me. I derive more personal satisfaction from making the people in and around the club happy. That’s what sticks. That’s why I want to be a manager.

"Trophies tend to come last, they are nice, yes, but it’s the journey there that’s special. These moments, this feeling of happiness, that’s what drives me."

Glasner promised to bring an attack-minded approach when he was appointed last month as he wants his team to score as many goals as possible to satisfy the fans.

He told reporters: "The philosophy is easy; it is scoring goals.

"As I tell the players, this is why we started playing football. No one went on the pitch when they were young to defend. We should never forget this.

"The fans want to see us fighting and playing together to score a goal. Then, of course, we think about how we defend, whether a high press or a low block, but the philosophy is about scoring goals."

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