Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is looking to buck the trend of recent managers at Selhurst Park by committing his immediate future to the club after steering them clear of relegation.
The Eagles have seen former managers Tony Pulis and Sam Allardyce leave the club after avoiding the drop in recent years, but Hodgson is already talking about his side's transfer policy this summer.
The veteran manager is now faced with a number of first team players who are running their contracts down in south London, as well as two loanees who will also leave the club this summer.
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"I'm hoping when I get to speak to Steve Parish and the other directors, we're going to put a plan in place to make certain we don't find ourselves once again fighting relegation. It's one hundred percent certain you can't do it year after year and continually survive.
"Next season's going to be a very important one. We need to get our preparation right - it obviously wasn't right this season, because of a change in manager so early in the season.
“There are several out of contract. You can’t talk with people like Yohan Cabaye, Joel Ward, Julián Speroni, Damien Delaney or Chung-yong Lee until you know where you’re going to be and what you’ve got to offer. So this is going to be hard work in the coming days for myself and Doug Freedman.
“There’s no doubt we are losing players, not least [the loanees] Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tim Fosu-Mensah, quite apart from anyone who might leave the club for other reasons. We’ll have to canvas those players and find out their plans.”